Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pain & Gain

 What I liked:

  • Mark Wahlberg shows off his Calvin Klein's again.
  • Anthony Mackie.
  • Dwayne Johnson was very entertaining.
  • An eclectic group of supporting cast mates: Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong, Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, and Bar Paly.
  • Fanny packs!
  • There are some funny moments.

What I didn't like:
  • These guys are naive and not as smart as they think.  It's aggravating to watch sometimes.
  • The shaky camera work in the beginning is annoying.
  • This could have been a light, funny comedy about three crooks, instead it turns dark and twisty.  The red band trailer below gives a better example of this than the regular trailer above.
  • These people are real.  It's all based on a true story.
  • With all of the comedians in the supporting cast, you get the impression that this should be funnier than it is.
  • It gets pretty gory.  If you have a weak stomach, this may not be for you.

Grade: C+


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