Central Intelligence

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A new dynamic duo team up with crime fighting and funny dialogue in the action comedy, Central Intelligence. Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson) was a fat kid in high school who was bullied and humiliated during a pep rally, only to be protected by the most popular senior at the school, Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart). Twenty years pass and Bob returns to his hometown for his high school reunion and he meets up with Joyner who is embarrassed by his boring job as an accountant. Stone on the other hand is in the CIA and tells Joyner he’s on a special mission and needs his help. Before Joyner has a chance to respond, the doorbell rings. Joyner opens the door to see Agent Pamela Harris (Amy Ryan) from the CIA and she tells Joyner that Stone is a rogue agent and they demand that Joyner assist in his capture. This creates a problem for Joyner because Stone says he is being framed and soon the two are involved in shoot-outs, hand to hand combat, and deception. (Yes, there is a generous amount of high-pitched screaming like a girl by Kevin Hart.) The story in this film is heartwarming and overall good – but not necessarily great. Even though the movie has a lot of comedy and action, it’s the chemistry between Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson that makes it a heartfelt story. In the first half of the film, Hart actually plays the straight guy with Johnson playing for the laughs. The second half had both actors in a full range of convincing emotions supporting why Hart is on the rise and Johnson is a star. My wife said just seeing the two on screen together makes you laugh. With Johnson out- weighing Hart by 100 pounds and a whole foot taller, I can see why. One of the best things about this entertaining movie is that it may be a little rude, but it’s not raunchy or nasty and I could even listen to the dialogue without grimacing. This film is so much fun and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.