Monday, November 07, 2011
1637 - Cop Out
There's a number of fun moments here, but it's all clouded by some pretty lame plotting and a weak central story about a cop who wants to pay for his daughter's wedding - mostly out of pride - her rich stepdad could pay for it. But no, it makes more sense for the character to risk his life than let the wedding be paid for. The worst part is that, by the end, I'm not even sure that the issue of pride is even solved for the character.
Smith says that after Red State that he's only got one thing left, the currently in production Hit Something before he hangs up his directing mantel. Smith is always the first to knock himself down, and I hate to be a dick, but this script feels a lot like it's just a really decent pay check for all involved. Hopefully Smith got points on since this is his biggest to date.
If you're in the mood for a "modern 80's" flick this could very well be for you. It's not terrible by any means, but it's a hard one to recommend. Red State just became available on Netflix, so I'm sure I'll be checking that out rather soon.