Paul Blart is a mild-mannered man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. For years, he has applied to become a cop, but he always fails the physical exam because he is overweight. One day, a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and take hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside, and because of his sense of duty, refuses to leave. He thus becomes the police department's eyes on the inside and attempts to stop the criminals on his own.Written by
For once a film is exactly as advertised. This is Die Hard with Bruce Willis played by an overweight Security Guard.
There was no crude humor, really. At least none that was direct, so its VERY kid friendly.
The story delivers, Kevin James delivers perfectly on Comedic Moments as well as Heart Warming ones.
There is product placement in this movie by Sony, although it is very low key. And to anybody in the Pennsylvania, NJ, Delaware Tri-State area you will feel right at home in this mall, as it is obviously a Simon/Kravco Property given the decor and the usual assortment of Simon Mall Staples such as Legal Seafood ( whatever their name means. Still not sure I'd eat there.)
Until this film I do not believe I've seen James in anything where I don't think its an extended episode of King of Queens. In this film he was pure Blart.
Very well done. I may even go back a second time.
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