Friday, March 24, 2017

CHiPS - Movie Review!

Who's In It?

Dax ShepardKristen BellVincent D'Onofrio, and Michael Peña

What's It About?

An undercover FBI agent is paired with an ex-motocross rookie officer to take down a ring of dirty cops in the CHP (Californian Highway Patrol).

Any Good?

CHiPS seems to have tried to go the route of 21 Jump Street with a more 'R-Rated approach' to comedy, and completely failed.

I can kinda see what it was trying to do, but it just kept devolving into screams of homophobia and making fun of a guy who's wife is cheating on him. It's not even like they're the main offending jokes - they're two of maybe four or five IN THE WHOLE MOVIE.

I'm not quite sure what to say about the acting, because there wasn't really a wide range on display. Dax Shepard is therapy-quote spouting man shouting about homophobia and Michael Peña is sex addict man shouting about not being homophobic and his partners wife having sex with others. I guess Vincent D'Onofrio is good as the leader of the dirty cops, but that's just because he's still Kingpin sized and is really threatening.

My best guess is that the studio wanted a new 21 Jump Street and after reading Dax Shepard's previous (they're all pretty interchangeable) scripts they thought it could be the right stupid style film to have him shine, but it just came out the same AGAIN. 

It's not even a Beerfest or Eurotrip type of trash movie (that are incredibly enjoyable) - it's just boring.


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