Central Intelligence: Blu-ray Review

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The Movie:

The story follows a one-time bullied geek, Bob (Dwayne Johnson), who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent, coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, Bob enlists the help of former “big man on campus,” Calvin (Kevin Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than Calvin can count.

If you would’ve asked me a few years ago if I would enjoy a film starring Kevin Hart then I would’ve thought you were crazy. It’s not secret that I wasn’t a Hart fan right away but now I can honestly say that he’s a super talented guy. He’s able to master the ability to cocky and confident but super awkward at the same time. Dwayne Johnson however has been a favorite of mine for a while now. He has the skills to be a comedic actor as well as an action star and that is definitely a rarity in film nowadays. Together both of them light up the screen in this film. The chemistry they have is that of a little brother/big brother but both manage to take on those qualities at different moments throughout the film. The plot was extremely fun and gave you everything that you want out of an action comedy. The best part about it was the fact that Johnson’s character kept me guessing throughout the entire film. I kept flip flopping back and forth as to who I thought he really was. Everything about this movie screams franchise after it’s all said and done. I could legitimately see at least another film or two following these characters on adventures. Without a doubt I recommend picking up this film if you’re in the mood for a fun popcorn flick that’ll make you laugh. 8/10

Special Features:

Alternate Scenes – There are Rated and Unrated versions of this feature. The Unrated comes in at a whopping 1hr 10min and the Rated comes in at 18min. Huge difference but each feature alternate takes from the film.

Line-O-Rama – Various improv lines from the film. Pretty good stuff here. Comes in Rated and Unrated versions.

Dance Off – A hilarious look at the dancing stand in for Dwayne Johnson from the beginning of the film and their Dance Off after filming had wrapped.

Couch Time Lapse – This was really cool to see. This shows how they were able to pull off a “clean up” scene without any cuts while filming.

Gag Reel – One of the best ones I’ve seen recently. You can see just how much fun that had during filming.

Central Intelligence is available NOW on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment




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