Unfunny Mall Cop Viral Video with Kevin James

August 11, 2008
Source: SlashFilm

Unfunny Mall Cop Viral Video with Kevin James

The first immensely unfunny viral video for the upcoming Mall Cop movie has been unearthed. In the movie, Kevin James stars as mall security guard Paul Blart and when the mall is overtaken by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to him to save the day. We've neglected to ever mention Mall Cop before today because I much prefer the Seth Rogen mall security comedy Observe and Report instead. And this video proves how terribly unfunny and unentertaining this version will be. The only enjoyable part of watching this was all the cool skating footage at the beginning, and the moment Kevin James steps in, it's instantly boring. This really looks like it'll be the worst comedy since Delta Farce, so don't waste your time.

Watch the viral teaser for Mall Cop:

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop is directed by Steve Carr, of Next Friday, Dr. Dolittle 2, Daddy Day Care, and Are We Done Yet? previously. The screenplay was co-written by actor Kevin James, Nick Bakay ("The King of Queens"), and Steve Pink (High Fidelity). Sony Pictures is releasing Paul Blart: Mall Cop early next year on January 19th, 2009. I know I'll be seeing Ninja Assassin in theaters instead.

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DCompose on Aug 11, 2008


Alex you have no idea what your talking about, this was actuall pretty damn funny Im totally there for Mall Cop 😀

carlos on Aug 11, 2008


Really? I got a couple laughs out of it. Looks like it can be alright, it is definitley being improvised.

Ryan on Aug 11, 2008


Is it just me, or is this video ancient? I'm pretty sure my brother showed me this at least a month or two ago, though I had no idea it was related to any upcoming movies. Anyway, I personally didn't think it was very funny, but I'll reserve judgment until I at least see a trailer.

Diego on Aug 11, 2008


honestly I dont think it is enough to even start assuming how good the movie almost looks like a video about Mike Vallely than the Mall Cop Kevin James...and anyone who has watched Kevin James standup knows how funny he actually is...I am not one to go see comedies in the theatres very much unless it is on the level of Pineapple Express or Tropic Thunder so this will probably be a rental...

Maxx on Aug 11, 2008


it was suppose to be a skate video with a lame security guard in it. I've known security guards like that. That was funny.

Dustyman1505 on Aug 11, 2008


ROFL...ill watch it

Vin on Aug 11, 2008


it would have been funny had KJ fucking rushed that guys ass and crushed him under his enormous weight, like a real mall cop probably would lol.

Richard on Aug 11, 2008


HEY I used to work at that mall at the Apple Store! Its in Burlington, MA! Freaky.

Jay on Aug 11, 2008


that skater guy is from cy2k mike valley hes the guy that fights a bunch of dudes in a parking lot that are suppose to be "jocks" and hes in PETA!

Jont on Aug 11, 2008


Alex don't be so quick to judge. Give it a chance, its like selling a ketchup popsicle to a lady in white gloves.

Xerxex on Aug 11, 2008


Looks pretty funny to me.

Kilo Alpha on Aug 11, 2008


Mike Vallely is a tool. His "badass" attitude is about as funny as Bam Margera. Meh.

Andrew on Aug 11, 2008



Reverend on Aug 11, 2008


Kevin James deserves better.

Buttons on Aug 11, 2008


Cool skater footage? He jumped a few curbs and a tiny ramp...boring! Kevin, you went from being in a Will Smith movie to this tripe? You had your own SHOW for gosh sakes...what would have been funny is you kicking that lamer skater dude's ass all over the place, not being spray painted like a wad...

Maxxie on Aug 12, 2008


what's valley doing? I'd rather go watch him fight those four kids on youtube.

angryKid on Aug 12, 2008


what happened to Kevin James career. I have to admit that I NEVER find him funny though. :-/ Maybe if is was Steve Carell as the mall cop it'd be a little funnier. He played a rent-a-cop in this teenie bopper movie "Sleep over" and it was pretty funny the scenes with him.

Jaybear on Aug 12, 2008


actually I was reading comment 16 and I AGREE whole heartily with him. It would have been much funnier if after he spray painted him he went from nerd to dumping the kid in a trash bin. It would have been pretty funny if he kicked the kids ass. (just cause its not expected.) like if he went all hulk without the changing...nice mild mannered "Paul" to angry "Mr. blart" the ass kicking security guard..

Jaybear on Aug 12, 2008


Not even going to bother watching this video. I watched many many episodes of his tv show, and I saw him in Hitch and saw his stand-up special. And not once did I so much as chuckle at anything he said or did. One of the unfunniest successful 'comedian/actors' I know of. He and Pauly Shore should be banished to a deserted island with their piles of ill-gotten money and left to rot.

kevjohn on Aug 12, 2008


This looks dumb. Someone else trying to imitate the humor Steve Carrel does so... okay.

Zamora on Aug 12, 2008


I thought this looked alright. But they must not have flown you to their set if you thought it was this bad Alex.

John on Aug 13, 2008


I saw an early test screening last Tuesday, and the crowd LOVED it! Much, much funnier than the viral video. This video kinda drags, but the movie is tight throughout, with lots of funny jokes and great sight gags. It might not be high art, but it was funny.

Bobby on Aug 14, 2008


I think he's doing a pretty good job of acting the part of a mall security guard. If I didn't know who Kevin James was, I'd be convinced. Who cares if this one video wasn't funny? Are you gonna go ahead and judge the movie based on a little two minute video you saw on the internet? Did anyone see Chuck and Larry? Give the guy a chance. At least they aren't pulling out all the stops in the preview only to pull the rug out from under your feet when you actually see the movie. Ever had that experience? Where the best parts of the movie are shown in the trailer and you think it will totally kick ass and then you see the movie and you want to blow chunks?

JL on Aug 14, 2008


this was really funny! I don't understand the criticism

2g on Sep 7, 2008


Alex Billington You are a dousche bag watch the whole movie before you post an opinion like that, kevin james is the man when it comes to comedy and at the very least you need to give this movie a chance and let people form theyre own opinions on it before shooting it down so badly. if skating is what youre into then watch a jackass CKY video you cant degrate a movie based on the preview alone i thought it was pretty good and clearly so did a few more people here, and thats only those who decided to post about it so next time maybe keep your opinion to yourself,

Brad Murphy on Sep 13, 2008


Kevjohn you are also a dousche bag, if you dont find at least something funny about kevin james in all those things you watched of his then you have no sense of humor and no right to watch much less criticize anything comedy. if youre not a kevin james fan what were you doing watching all those episodes of king of queens, hitch and his stand up act? is youre whole MO just to hate on people? how can you even compare him to pauly shore, any reasoning or just not creative enough to explain why you dislike him? ive watched this vido a couple times now and from what i can tell it doesnt really show anything about what the movie itself is or could be, so i dont see why anyone can try to sink it so badly at this time. give it a chance people!

Brad Murphy on Sep 14, 2008


one more thing people, stop affiliating this with steve carrell. kevin james has his own style and this video shows none of it so dont expect this movie to be at all like this trailer. he does his own thing, not imitate steve carrell

Brad Murphy on Sep 14, 2008


Brad Murphy, what you have just wrote here in these three posts is far, far funnier than anything Kevin James has ever done. 🙂 For the record I watched several episodes of King of Queens for Leah Remini and Patton Oswald (they weren't worth it), Hitch for Will Smith and Eva Mendes (also not worth it), and KJ's standup out of sheer boredom (it didn't help alleviate the boredom one bit).

kevjohn on Sep 14, 2008


i agree with brad. what the fuck are you people watching this for? Get a better hobby =] any way i think kevin james is so funy and king of queen is a wicked funny show. If he isn't funny why is he making millions off of all his projects?

Melanie B on Sep 14, 2008


haha well thanks kevjohn i appreciate the compliment, i dont mean to be rude about any of this really i just am trying to make some points, i am a big fan of his and i just dont think that the critisism at this point was necessary, if the movei comes out and people still think it sucks then thats their opinion but i just dont see the point of trashing it before it comes out. i take back the doushebag part of the comment i left for you kevjohn, but alex billington still stands!

Brad Murphy on Sep 15, 2008


looks absolutely terrible.

tom on Sep 18, 2008


This doesnt look too bad. I got a few laughs outta this teaser. Its not like the cam quality is what its like on this teaser? They obv have it filming through the eyes of a digitial camera, but then switch it during the movie. You guys suck for judging it already.

bo on Sep 20, 2008


I'd love to see some skater idiot try to pull that crap with me...he'd be eating that skateboard!!! and yes I'm a Security Officer. But this looks like a great movie anyways....cause I work with suka's like that and we laugh at them. Somebody gets up in their face and the don't do nothing!!! Oh and Brad da man!!!!

TRAVIS on Dec 19, 2008


Thanks Travis, im glad you agree and now that the actual trailer has come out on tv and all i think it proves my point that this trailer here wasnt the best representation of the movie and now these people can start to come to informed opinions about the film

Brad Murphy on Dec 19, 2008


lame and unfunny

greg on Dec 24, 2008


WOW. horrible video, horrible trailer, kj is hilarious (king of queens, his standup, chuck and larry, even decent in hitch) but this movie is clearly for people under the age of 13 and there's nothing wrong with that. but to me there's no way i could possibly sit through it. haha, he's fat, haha he's sliding across the floor, hey look he's on one of those dorky segway things haha. PERSONALLY not my kind of humor.

mike on Jan 1, 2009


Mike, its not a trailer its a Viral internet video, its meant to get buzz going before a trailer is even released, its not an actual trailer for the film. I think Kevin James is Funny, He's out shined by Arthur in King of queens, but that show is great, I liked Hitch aswell, Chuck and larry however was the worst Adam Sandler movie I've ever seen and I am a Sandler Fan.

Tom on Jan 5, 2009


Took the grandchildren 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, and they all loved it. Just enough action for me and it was good to see the good, just average guy. win the day. We all need make believe, and tha's what movies are suppose to be!!!!!!

f higgins on Mar 14, 2009

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