There are things happening up on the screen in “Get Hard” that, taken at face value, are offensive.
Yet I wasn’t ruffled nearly enough to stand up, do an about face and march out of there as I sat through the Friday matinee at the Regal Cinemas theater in Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA.
You can read my review of “Get Hard” on the Syracuse New Times site by clicking the link below.
Thankfully, I got through the obvious lines and gags set up around the storyline of a guy facing prison time and all the carnal fears that entails on the screen to realize I was being set up. They were there for a purpose. There was enough insight behind the satire and comedy. It won me over with its overall perspective, in other words.
Which made me think, again, that my initial reaction wasn’t my only gut instinct to trust.
Today’s movie questions:
Do you think there’s room in our world today for general comedies to run with offensive stereotypes if there’s wiser stuff underneath? When’s the last time you’ve skipped a movie because of its basic premise or a title such as “Get Hard,” and what was it? Who do you prefer more at this point, Kevin Hart or Will Ferrell, and why?