A single, suburban dad tries to make ends meet as a security officer at a New Jersey mall. It’s a job he takes very seriously, though no one else does. When Santa’s helpers at the mall stage a coup, shutting down the megaplex and taking hostages (Paul’s daughter and sweetheart among them), Jersey’s most formidable mall cop will have to become a real cop to save the day.
Ok…honestly…I went in this with low expectations…I like Kevin James, I think he’s hilarious…but in a PG movie? Needless to say, my expectations were met.
Basically the plot of the movie was pretty simple…loveable loser, sees girl, wants to bone her, insert big overly done unrealistic dramatic situation, sprinkle in a slight plot twist, lovable loser is no longer that much of a loser, gets girl and movie ends. Mix that along with some decent acting and slap stick comedy and viola! Bad comedy movie.
Don’t get me wrong…there were some funny scenes in the movie. I did laugh out loud a few times. But those were mainly when Kevin James hurt himself in the movie. Overall I wouldn’t really recommend see this in a theatre…if you do, go for the matinee show. Or wait for it to come to video…on second thought how about on tv…and not the “limited commerical interruptions” spot either. I’d have to rank this one a dismal two stars. I’m sorry, but I just wasn’t that entertained by this film. Bump it up to PG13 and change up the script some…make the film less predictable and it could pull three stars…but I just don’t see it happening.
Until next time mofo’s…see you at the movies!!!