Hot Take: I guess you need more than a little Hart and a big Johnson, after all. A funnier script might have helped.
Potential. Central Intelligence had a ton of it. Dwayne Johnson is a bonafide star and has proven he can carry action movies with both might and charm and has also had a few glimpses of a comedic presence. Kevin Hart is one of the funniest stand-up comedians going and typically delivers a funny performance even when the movie isn’t all that good. (See, well, almost anything Hart has done.) So, pairing the two in a buddy comedy seems like a can’t miss. Throw in an excellent trailer and some great pre-movie appearances by the duo and Central Intelligence was primed to be the comedy hit of the summer. Unfortunately, there was something missing: Comedy.Read More →