I wanna start out by saying how much I love Kevin Smith and his work has had a GREAT influence on my writing. I’ve grown up watching his films and might not be writing today if I didn’t see them. He’s the master of random banter in random places…
And he deserves a lot better then this.
Cop Out is a cookie cutter, cut and paste buddy cop movie about Tracy Morgan cracking one liners at 70kph and Bruce Willis looking like George Clooney at the Oscars… he just doesn’t wanna be there.
The two like any other buddy cops, get the job done bending the law. But of course, they’re suspanded right before Willis’ daughter’s wedding. So he tries to sell a baseball card to get the money. That’s right. A baseball card… but before he can sell it, it’s stolen by a really dumbass crook played by Sean William Scott that knows parkour. It’s random I know.
The rest of the movie is Willis and Morgan going from place to random place, bumbling through their police work.
Going back to Scott, he’s the only bright spot of this movie, he seemed totally into his role and was one of the few times I was actually laughing.