Review: “Get Hard” is hardly the funniest

Get Hard
Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell star in the Warner Brothers Picture “Get Hard.”  James, a wealthy finance executive who is facing jail time, enlists the expertise of Darnell (Hart), a small business owner, to help him prepare for prison.  The only problem is Darnell has never been to prison and he must improvise for the next 30 days to keep up his end of the bargain.
“Get Hard” is no “Stepbrothers”.  Matter of fact, it barely scratches the “Blades of Glory” surface.  The biggest disappointment happened when two comedic powerhouses were put together and failed to meet my expectations.  It is natural to expect a masterpiece, but “Get Hard” was everything but that.
It’s mediocre, predictable plot only worsened as the movie came to an end.

In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Kevin Hart, right, and Will Ferrell appear in a scene from "Get Hard." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Patti Perret)
In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Kevin Hart, right, and Will Ferrell appear in a scene from “Get Hard.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Patti Perret)

Let me interrupt this movie bash with some refreshing news—the movie is very funny.  It’s just not the funniest and I know the movie could have been better.  Some scenes were out of place and irrelevant.
The good thing is Warner Brothers saved a lot of money on casting by oversaturating the comedy with Hart and Ferrell.
Have you ever noticed that Kevin Hart plays Kevin Hart in every movie?  There’s really no difference in delivery or type of character between “Soul Plane” and “Get Hard.”  I am not knocking Hart’s career moves because his professional growth has been phenomenal.  But, I’m just saying that we need to see something different.
On the other hand, the SNL veteran is pushing the envelope more than usual.  A couple of scenes, I went from laughing hysterically to saying, “Oh no, Will, don’t do it.”  Uncomfortableness is not funny and that’s how I felt during parts of the movie.
Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell are an impressive team nonetheless and should definitely do another movie.
Bad boy, family man and Atlanta-based rapper, Tip “T.I.” Harris made a cameo appearance that made me question his acting existence.  According to his Instagram account, the high school gang is reuniting for “ATL 2” and I’m wondering how this going to work after a decade.  More specifically, I’m concerned with T.I.’s involvement for he has not convinced me that he is a creditable thespian.
3 Stars:  “Get Hard” is the ideal date movie.  Grab bae and the basics- overpriced popcorn and soda- and catch “Get Hard”, which hits theaters March 27th.
Merecedes J. Howze, Movie Scene Queen (Brian Cook/Golden Sky Media)
Merecedes J. Howze, Movie Scene Queen (Brian Cook/Golden Sky Media)

Comments

From the Web

X
X