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Matt, people wanna know how the movie was, not the director. People read reviews here to see what normal people like us thought about the movie. Put the details of the movie along with a little director notes then it is alot more helpful for those who are debating.
It's always been my opinion that Kevin Smith is a very good writer, and not a very good director. His style pretty much consists of setting a camera down and shooting actors reciting is sometimes witty, often hilarious dialogue. Smith seems to be an odd choice to direct an action film, even if that film is a comedy. The results prove this, as Smith's style just doesn't jibe with Cop Out.
This movie had all of the ingredients to be good. Willis, even in bad movies, is always fun to watch. Morgan is extremely funny, and I'll watch anything he does, if only to see what surprises he has up his sleeve. The story has enough weird twists to satisfy my wacky side. Putting all of this together should have turned out a lot better than this. Smith usually puts his film-geek knowledge into his dialogue. Here, he's forced to direct the gags put forth by Robb and Mark Cullen. But I'll repeat what I said earlier: Smith is not a director. So the film ends up being a mish-mash of different styles that just doesn't mold into a movie.
The main issue here is that, in the 16 years since Clerks was released, Smith has, more or less, made the same movie over and over again. He never showed any signs that he was interested in branching out, and it served him well. Here's hoping in the future he sticks to what he knows best.
This is a meat and potatoes movie for Bruce Willis. He did it because it continues a business cash flow for his career. It did little too show his real talent as an actor.
The plot was simple. Depicting somewhat disfunctional cops that have been partners for 9 years and pretty much know everything about each other. Bruce needs money for his daughters wedding and his ex-wifes husband wants to pick up the tab which is not cool to Bruce. He dicides to sell a original "TOPS" baseball card to get the money.
As you might figure, it gets stolen and then the fun begins trying to get it back. A lot of action and shooting of guns, car chasing and fighting. Happing ending for all including his daughters wedding.
Entertaining yes, Don't look for a movie you will remember for years to come.
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