It seems like Kevin Hart is the new team-up guy of movies. Will Ferrel, Ice Cube, now Dwayne Johnson. In Central Intelligence, Kevin Hart plays Calvin Joyner, former high school superstar and current average guy. He’s unhappy with the trajectory of his life until an old high school classmate returns into his life making it crazy.
While I wouldn’t say this film is hilarious, I was entertained. The earlier part I felt was a bit slow, but I think it was worth it just to set up a friendship between Calvin and Bob (Dwayne Johnson’s character). Still, it could have happened a bit faster.
Then things get crazy. It’s in the title of the movie, so I’ll just say that Bob is a member of the CIA. Or is he? That’s what the movie is primarily about, whether Bob is delusional or not and what Calvin should do about it.
Overall, since it’s a comedy, and not the tragic kind, you sort of expect it to end happily. the antics along the way are pretty good. And because you have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the action scenes are actually really good. Bob Stone has that kind of crazy awesome schtick, emphasis on both crazy and awesome.
The movie doesn’t last too long, so the question of is or isn’t Bob crazy doesn’t get tiring. I would consider the movie as alright. If you want more Kevin Hart fast talking, this will give it to you. It’s a fine movie that’s enjoyable for an afternoon of fun. Nothing too serious in there.