Hot Take: Shockingly, it works. Fun, funny comedy that made me laugh out loud more than a few times.
I think my first thought when seeing the trailer for Game Night was something along the lines of “Wow, this is going to be dumb.” And while it might not be the most intelligent comedy in the world, it did something really smart that you almost never see from a comedy. Rather than reveal the funniest scenes of the film in the trailer and then make the audience slowly realize they could have stayed home and gotten just as many laughs from the YouTube trailer as they did in the theater, Game Night teased its best comedy bits in the trailer and then expanded on them in the movie. In addition to the funny scenes from the trailer, Game Night had a number of laughs beyond its trailer and might be funnier than anything that was released in the last 12 months… although Ingrid Goes West might have been funnier.Read More →