After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers. Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment
This is just my humble opinion here, and that's the fact that I believe Paul Blart Mall Cop (2009) did not need to be made. Sure, it had some funny moments, and yes, it had a cute story line, but just to shoot you straight instead of setting up a bunch of smoking mirrors for you to look into, it was just a recycled hash of the past, instead of bringing something new for the present. Oh, of course, the idea of a man with a badge on a scooter patrolling a mall that virtually nobody goes to is a very unique idea, however, the jokes and humor that follow up to it bring absolutely nothing to the table. Unless you think you can do it better the second time around, there finds no need to make a sequel to a complete and total flop ...and Paul Blart Mall Cop lost its money. In Mall Cop 2, we find the same story line, only this time the humor is about 97 percent flat-lined, and I'm talking dead on arrival. Are you listening to this, Happy Madison??? You shouldn't be too happy anymore. What follows in Mall Cop 2 is an incredibly embarrassing performance from Kevin James, returning as his role as the mall cop. This time, his daughter is kidnapped for ransom for the return of some stolen paintings that are stolen from a Vegas casino. That's right, a casino. And I make no mistake by saying the first half hour, there are absolutely no laughs, and I mean none! ( Unless your sick enough to laugh at the old lady who gets run over, but I mean...come on!? Did you think The Human Centipede was funny, too?) Which makes this movie very boring to watch. If you've seen Paul Blart Mall Cop, and you are expecting an equally funny film, you are going to be disappointed. Maybe 4 out of 10 people will say "Well, i liked it", which is why I will award it 4 stars, because there is nothing else that I saw that will save me from awarding it anything else. I really wanted to like it, but it is what it is. And to think they had several years in between the making of the original to crank this baby out, so it's not as if they were under the gun to make this hunk of sh*t. They had plenty of time to make it good. And they didn't. What's startling is that this movie actually made money. Yeah, well, it goes without saying...just because a movie makes money doesn't mean it's good. And vice versa. Maybe for Paul Blart Mall Cop 3, they can have the opening sequence showing Kevin James driving straight off the edge of roof, and plummeting to his death. I may give that one a better review.
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