Monday, August 5, 2013
STORYLINE: A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.
During the film's development, Vince Vaughn was originally cast as Bobby and Owen Wilson was originally cast as Stig.-imdb
It did big at the box office this week. Still many are saying its just an OK film.
Mark Wahlberg brought a comical element that worked with the overall story with Denzel basically being the straight man throughout. Denzel plays his role smoothly with a slight sarcastic comedic side. I thought they both played off each other very well to keep you intrigued with the ongoing twisting plot.-portarian
The story involves money, drugs, robbery, and major government institutions getting involved. Translation: action, chases, unnecessary love interest to provide conflict, and more action. As I’ll get into though, the more interesting and successful aspect of the film is its comedy. In terms of the action, its nothing we haven’t seen countless times before and there’s nothing really appealing to make you prefer this version over something else-reelmatt
And speaking of speaking of being underdeveloped, what was James Marsden doing in this movie? He shows up with a buzz cut and a naval officer’s uniform to do what? Nothing. That’s what. He’s there but has nothing interesting to say or do. Poor Cyclops.-PC Movie Reviews
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