Me Time is yet another Kevin Hart and Netflix movie collaboration, two months ago we got The Man From Toronto but I guess that wasn’t enough. Finding anything to say here is a struggle because this is the exact same thing as a lot of other Kevin Hart movies, instead of The Rock it’s Mark Wahlberg who gives such a dull performance that it’s actually quite hilarious at times. The positives mostly come from a few comedic bits and at times the chemistry of Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg somehow breaking through the script to deliver some great moments. There’s also the chemistry between Kevin Hart and Regina Hall plus this family dynamic that is genuinely sweet. But everything else is a complete and total mess particularly the writing that has no clear goal of what it wants to do, the family dynamic I mentioned earlier while sweet does not get explored as much as it should have. It’s sort of tacked on with the rest of the movie that’s filled to the brim of unfunny scenes, the climax just sort of happens it’s like they realized they had to finish the movie up and quickly tried to think of a way to end it not caring if it ends up being a mess. Finally there’s the tone of the movie that clearly wants to be comedic but tacks on the serious family dynamic that is barely explored and is only decent enough thanks to Regina Hall being such a great actress. Overall Me Time is definitely better than The Man From Toronto but that is most certainly not a compliment. This is exactly what you would expect a movie starring Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg to be like.
Patrick Hughes is at it again with another terrible action comedy movie, The Man From Toronto faced several delays, was stuck in release date limbo for a brief moment before it was ultimately sold to Netflix (originally from Sony Pictures). It’s not surprising to see why it was sold and quickly discarded, the only positive about this mess is Woody Harrelson who tries his best with the complete mess of a script he is given. Kevin Hart once again plays the exact same type of role he’s been doing for awhile and like the previous times it’s still not funny, the movie is the very definition of an action comedy that just exists. If you have seen any action comedy movie before you already seen this movie, heck Netflix has a few of them that are pretty similar to this one. The writing is a complete and total mess with several unfunny jokes and predictable moments that are facepalm worthy. The VFX are complete garbage as well especially when combined with the atrocious editing that almost feels like someone has never edited a piece of media before, which would be fine if this was some very low budget movie but no this is a $75 million dollar film released by Netflix. There is absolutely no excuse for this level of bad editing and VFX, overall The Man From Toronto is a very bad and forgettable action comedy that should most definitely be avoided.
Really not a whole lot to say here. Fatherhood is definitely a nice surprise, Kevin Hart actually gives a very different type of performance than he usually gives and for the most part he does a solid job. He doesn’t hit every single emotional beat especially at the start of the movie, but as it goes on he gets better and better. As for the rest of the movie it’s a very standard parent drama movie, it doesn’t do anything new or something to write home about but it doesn’t do anything bad either. The writing can be a hit or miss at times but there’s a ton of charming moments that make up for it, it’s a sweet movie that while doesn’t say all that much is still a very decent watch!
Fatherhood is now available on Netflix!
Vicious Fun is definitely one of the better Shudder Originals, it’s a fun slasher that combines the 80s soundtrack, neon lights and comedy that has some very solid jokes. It uses a lot of classic slasher movie tropes which in this case I feel actually work quite well, the characters are also a ton of fun as well. The chemistry is solid and the wiring has it’s humor that works. Overall pretty solid movie!