So my cinema trips I had planned for the start of the month got delayed due to England being unable to handle snow. Last month I only managed to see two films at the Odeon so I’m going to have to make up for it by seeing more than 3 this month, fortunately this is the point where we’re starting to get a lot more movies that are actually from this year.
Trailers are an interesting topic with movies. A lot of them have a problem with showing too much of the movie and that’s certainly the case with this movie but with comedy trailers there’s the unique problem of jokes not working as well out of context. So here we have a film where I knew where the plot was heading but we still able to enjoy it because it’s a comedy and most of the best jokes either aren’t in the trailer or aren’t presented as well in them.
Of course like with most comedies the jokes can only really work because of the performances and this is a great cast. What works best here is that all the main characters give comedic performances while the criminals are like they’re from a much more serious movie. All the individual pairs of characters also play off each other really well too, especially Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.
It probably won’t be one of the better comedies of the year but it’s a fun one. If you have a cinema membership like Odeon Limitless maybe check it out, if not you can probably wait for it to show up on TV or Netflix. That’s not a criticism of the film, I just know a lot of people who don’t see that many films in the cinema and I wouldn’t really say this is something that needs to be seen on the big screen.