The Other Guys Review
“Will Ferrell And Mark Wahlberg Make One Funny Ass Performance”
August 17th, 2010
I wouldn't say that this brought me the most laughs of this summer ('Get Him to the Greek' made me laugh a lot more, but it had more flaws then this), but this is pretty damn funny. I was expecting this film to funniest of the summer, but I didn't get as much laughs out of this as I did watching 'Get Him to the Greek'.
I will say that I have seen Will Ferrell do better and funnier films then this, and I wouldn't say that this is one of his best, but Will Ferrell does a great job making his character calm, settle , and (at the same time) still funny. Truthfully Will Ferrell isn't too crazy as he is in most of his films. He doesn't make his character yell too much, or scream, or act stupid as he did in some of his other films, but when he did that in his other films, I still found it very funny and acceptable.
There are some laughs in the film that you might find weird and impossible to happen in real life. Like in a couple scenes Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg find that their shoes are stolen. You'd have to be there to find it odd, but yet funny. All I'm going to say is that I found it quite funny because that's impossible for something like that to happen.
I didn't really think that the narration very necessary in the film at all. I found it pretty annoying and started to make some big holes in the film, meaning that the film has its flaws. Thankfully the narration wasn't in the film very often. I didn't feel that the type of narration used in this film would be worthy to listening to. That's the biggest thing I didn't like about in this.
After the first ten minutes or so of the movie, two big buff New York City cops (played by Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson) accidently kill themselves by jumping off the roof hitting the sidewalk. This scene is one of the funniest scenes in the film. Just wait until you see. The way Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson hit the ground is something you'll laugh to for over at least over five minutes, but anyways.
Then after the death of those New York City cops there are the other guys, the real main characters of the film.
The two other cops named Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) never able to solve any cases. Terry is sick and tired of sitting in front of a computer with his partner, Allen that he hates very much. After arguments between Allen and Terry about lions swimming to the ocean meeting tuna the two finally go out to solve a case that is possibly the greatest crime.
The argument Allen and Terry have about lions meeting tuna is so hilarious to listen to how they talk about it. Try to keep yourself laughing very loud because that argument lasts about more than four minutes, and you want to hear every word Ferrell and Wahlberg say during this argument. If you laugh too loud trying the argument, you could miss a few lines that you wish you didn't miss. Right when Wahlberg burns Ferrell with the coffee, that's when the argument ends and that's when you can just laughing as loud and hard as you want.
This cop-buddy comedy does have a much better plot then the plot in 'Cop Out'. I enjoyed 'Cop Out' as well, but not as much as I liked this cop-buddy comedy. The only reason why I liked 'Cop Out' is that it had huge and big hilarious scenes that ran for about over ten minutes that didn't just go on and on. It was more of a non-stop laughing film and a film that's just for laughs, not for plot.
I know that some people didn't like 'Cop Out' at all. When the people that didn't like 'Cop Out' see this, they're going to say that this is what Kevin Smith was trying to do with 'Cop Out', and truthfully I slightly agree with them. Not on the jokes and humor, but on its plot and story. Overall, 'The Other Guys' is better than 'Cop Out' in every way, and yes, I'm also saying that this is funnier than 'Cop Out'.