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Central Intelligence: Good for a laugh

  • Cemara Dinda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 25 2016   /  09:02 am

Unlikely chemistry may just be the last-minute savior of a stale-popcorn-action-flick.

Every year, another action comedy is made-to-order for the summer must-watch list. Central Intelligence is this kind of film.

To graze the screen and make audiences laugh, casting directors hired the most unlikely duo in Hollywood, Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Looking at the 33-centimeter height difference between the actors, it is difficult to not see this film as a gimmick. But between bad reviews and a hollow plot, this combination may just be the film’s only salvation.

Central Intelligence is gaining a hodgepodge of surprised looks and nods of appreciation thanks to the hard work of director Rawson Thurber Marshall (We’re the Millers) who managed to add a few bones into a lot of dull action.

Hart takes on the role of Calvin Joyner, a dwindl...