Not really a believable or or worthwhile attempt at trying to be realistic, but in premise matters, and humor, it actually worked for myself and my wife. We laughed the whole time, even tho it was really thin in terms of substance. That said, for some crazy reason, the group all worked. Statham was probably our favorite part, he was hysterical, Byrnes was fantastic, and pretty funny, even Jude Law was semi likable (not an easy thing to do) Kind of the least funny of the cast was Melissa herself, but even she had a few decent moments. It’s a terrible movie, that makes you laugh the whole time for the most part. I don’t know if I’ll ever watch it again, but I had zero expectation of finding anything humorous about it, and laughed the majority of the movie.
No real hopes for this one either, and it was equally decent. Kind of pointless, and long winded, but it kept me fairly interested and some of the cameos were cool. Kept expecting Hader to go off the deep end but he actually played it straight the whole time.
5/8, maybe 5.5/8 if I think about it a little more.
Expected to be disappointed, but honestly wasn’t. It was familiar. It was good to see everyone again. They brought everyone back and made it fun again. Stories crazy as always, hi-jinx as always, Ari dominates, as always, but it worked for me. Made me wish they could do another movie, or even another season, just to have those old familiar friends back, know what I mean? Lil crazy with the Drama winning an award thing, or even Vinnie directing a big budget movie, and making it actually be good, but that’s the Hollywood way, in a sense. Crazy, never see it coming type of scenarios. 9 day marriage and divorce? Yeah, very predictable. But him creating some great film, starring he and his brother, meh. I like some of the work they did with E, making him some “scumbag” for a bit, and havin him and Sloan (still? Really?) go thru yet more nonsense, but that might be the most interested I’ve ever been in E. Turtle now a big shot money maker? But I loved the jokes they used off that, even him offering to front the money and Ari goin crazy about it. Billy Bob was a good cameo for what they needed, and I was stunned at who his son was. Holy crap. Bottom line I grabbed from this, I need an Ari spinoff, show, movie, franchise, whatever. Ari Gold needs more time on a screen. I love that character so damn much. He makes that job look like so much fun. Drivin nice cars, knowing/talking to every celeb there is, getting flipped off by Liam Neeson, walking into meetings and shutting it down, yelling at everyone, nonstop, punching that picture ( ) and making all those moves, every day, millions just flying around. I’m fine if they let the franchise go for good, but I need Ari to live on.