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It's all about the clichés, explosions, and mere originality as well
Though it may appear as a Friday style film, All About the Benjamins is
far from the comedy franchise as possible. Instead of being a slacker,
buddy comedy, it's an action cop film similar to 48 Hours or Beverly
Hills Cop. It isn't necessarily bad, but it takes a path I didn't
expect. How could you blame me for mistaking it was a straight forward
comedy? It's in a four pack that includes all Ice Cube movies, and it
stars Mike Epps as well. The same characters that portrayed Craig and
Dey Dey are in a movie that is included in a Friday four pack. Can't be
that far off.
Sadly, it takes the path and cliché of every cop movie out there.
There's explosions, swearing, two friends, etc. It gets old very fast.
There's not much new or fresh utilized here. If there is a low six star
movie rating, this is the one. It's not a five star film, but it's not
a seven or eight star film. It's kind of tilting on the edge.
Bucum (Cube) is a bounty hunter who's goal is to get money to open his
own investigation firm. Reggie (Epps) is a con artist that somehow
escaped Bucum's clutches three times. After winning big on the lottery,
but losing the ticket in the back of a van with diamonds thieves, Bucum
and Reggie have no choice but to work together to get the thieves and
retrieve the lottery ticket so Reggie can claim his riches.
It reminds me of a film I watched not too long ago called Lottery
Ticket that also stars Cube, about a young man trying to survive a
weekend with a $370 million lottery ticket the whole neighborhood is
aware of. The only difference is the ticket never leaves the man's
possession. In this one they need to get it back.
The film has frequent chases and action moments, but I find them
unappealing and just a little much. I would have liked less of the over
exaggerated, played out action sequences and more of the witty dialog.
Ice Cube and Mike Epps made a great duo in Next Friday and Friday After
Next, and had numerous dialog scenes in the film that were utterly
hilarious and clever. This film relies too much on action movie
clichés, and a drawn out plot. You know they'll retrieve the ticket,
and most likely fight towards the end. The suspense is none.
You may say it's my fault for comparing the film too much to Friday,
but I'm not analyzing the film based on my first impression. I'm
grading on behalf of the film's plot, characters action scenes, and
suspense. The film had everyone of those in decent context. But so
decent they were forgettable.
Starring: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Eva Mendes, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen
Chaplin, Valarie Rae Miller, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Anthony Michael
Hall. Directed by: Kevin Bray.
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