Central Intelligence (2016)


Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Running time: 114 minutes

Main cast: Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet

For many people Kevin hart can be a hit or miss when it comes to films he stars in, and Central Intelligence is a miss, but only slightly.

Central intelligence follows a one-time bullied high school senior Bob Stone also known as Robbie Weirdicht (Dwayne Johnson), who has transformed into a lethal CIA agent who returns for his high school reunion and catches up with former popular senior Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) an accountant reminiscing about the good old days.

From there Joyner is thrown into the deep end of international espionage, featuring shoot-outs, double-crosses aplenty throughout the film.

The story isn’t the strong point of this film, rather the unutilised chemistry between Johnson and Hart.

These two work well together, moving from place to place with some quirky jokes in-between, to create an onscreen bromance that mirrors the real life friendship between the two and make you feel like a third wheel to the bromance when watching it.


Bromance at its finest between Calvin and Bob – source Warner Bros

The way director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, Easy A) has directed Hart and Johnson as enabled the onscreen bromance to work so well, but the overall writing is what lets Thurber down on this movie.

The story is often predictable and you feel like you knew what was going to happen next. another gun fight or a double cross, but sometimes you are taken off guard by appearances from Bob.

These appearances are well done by Johnson who make them seem funny and work with the bromance between him and Hart.

Overall Central Intelligence is a good film that has so much more it could have done with the pairing of Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, with a few tweaks this film could have been great.


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