- Overall Rating: 6 Stars
- Plot: 7 Stars
- Script: 6 Stars
- Acting: 8 Stars
- Music: 3 Stars
- Sound Effects: 7 Stars
- Special Effects: 6 Stars
(SPOILERS-WHY IT GOT WHAT IT GOT)
PLOT: It’s a Classic buddy buddy movie. 2 California Highway Patrol Cops or CHiPs, learn to live with each other’s stupidity and bad habits. Dax Shepard plays Jon Baker a retired extreme sports motorcyclist due to way too many bad injuries with marriage problems. He only joined the CHiPs to impress his slutty bitch of an ex-wife played by actual wife Kristen Bell. Then you have the horny FBI Agent undercover as Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello played by Michael Peña. As one tries to put his marriage back on track and the other tries to keep his job it makes for a relatively funny movie.
SCRIPT: Full credit goes to Dax Shepard on this script. He wrote and directed this film which is based on the 1977 TV Series. After he found the appropriate cast for their roles it seems like the hard part was probably done. But it’s a comedy film written by Dax Shepard. Do you know what his comedy track record is? If you’ve seen his other stuff then this is a huge step up for him.
ACTING: Dax and Pena are both great in this movie. We already know Michael Pena is one funny guy if you’ve seen him in Ant-Man. Then you have Vincent D’Onofrio who plays the big bad antagonist in the film. He might be getting into the habit of playing the same type of character but if you play the villain well, then play the villain. Sometimes those are the best roles anyway.
MUSIC: Nothing special and nothing memorable. Whoever picked the music for this movie wasn’t picking it so fans can get pumped or excited at a scene just because some awesome song was playing.
Sound Effects: Good for what they needed. Motorcycle noises, guns, and ammunition. Nothing to complain about except for maybe 1 or 2 over exaggerated explosions.
Special Effects: Poor for a film that suppose to be about an ex-motorcyclist. Come on let’s see some more ridiculous tricks. Where’s the rings of fire at? They focused more on set design and putting their money into the expensive motorcycles you see in the movie. If they showed more of their lives before the month they met like from 2010-2016 era it would of been more expected to see effects. They actually handled the effects well for an action comedy. Not a lot to complain about except for maybe 1 or 2 over exaggerated or even unnecessary explosions.