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Monday, 3 June 2019

Mini Retro Review: Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2008) #badmovies

Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Genre: Comedy

If you have a comedy film that barely makes you chuckle within 90 minutes, then that is a sign it is not going to be good. The story takes ages for it to get going and I couldn't believe how bored I was during the 45 + mins of it. It fails to elicit laugh out loud humour on practically every level and the lack of laughs and comedy made this a sheer chore. Not one joke landed. Paul Mart: Mall Cop was an attempt of Kevin James's of making a name for himself as a comedy movie star, but low- par efforts such as this just show why he hasn't been able to establish himself as the next best comedy and stand-up performer to successfully transition onto feature films. House's Jennifer Morrison is in this one and her talents are put to waste in a forgettable support role that in one scene has her blurting out F-words: she must have wanted to erase this out of her memory. The fat jokes and pratfalls eventually wane as the film goes on, the swearing feels out of place in certain scenes and it seems like the writers thought that making homophobic references and spewing F-words constitute as funny. Mall Cop has nothing else left that could have made it better and funnier. Costing $26 million to produce, this is yet another one of the worst comedies to come out of the 2000s. I've seen bad comedies but even some of the ones that have garnered a negative reception made me laugh hard in places. Paul Mart: Mall Cop, on the other hand, is not one of them. This is almost an embarrassment for all those involved. 

Is It Worth Watching?

Not unless you are a massive Kevin James fan 


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