At this point it’s hard for me to imagine Will Ferrell was one of my favorite comedic actors within the past 10 years. Though, I’m not saying that he’s not still funny, because he very much can be one of the funnier actors in Hollywood…if he evolved his comedic routine anymore.
Seeing the development of Will Ferrell’s comedic ability was fun to watch when he was first starring in movies, such as “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (1999), “Zoolander” (2001) and “Elf” (2003). But as this routine kept going and he kept gaining popularity for his antics, it seemed like Will Ferrell fell into playing the same character.
His character in “Get Hard” is no different, and in some ways embodies everything that would have been funny had Will Ferrell played the character of James King in, let’s say, 2004 or 2005.
The movie itself is not terrible, and in fact has several laugh out loud moments (when seen with a crowd at least). Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart play off of one another in a way that I haven’t seen in a Will Ferrell movie since he played alongside Mark Wahlberg in 2010’s “The Other Guys”.
Kevin Hart definitely adds to this movie in ways that pretty much everyone else who is in the movie does not. He’s actually pretty funny, and the scenes with him, his wife, and his daughter were the scenes that I actually found the most entertaining. I would feel comfortable saying that Kevin Hart is the reason I would recommend this movie to some of my friends who like comedies similar to this.
Like I said before, Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell play very well off of each other. This movie is lighthearted entertainment, though rater R for a reason. Some ridiculous scenes occur that will make you cringe and laugh at the same time.
Overall, this movie did make me laugh at parts. Though, added to the fact that Will Ferrell has played the same character in almost everything he’s been in for the past several years.
I would give this movie a 4 out 10. But had it came out in 2004 or 2005 I probably would have given it a 6 out of 10.
Article by: Travis Thomas