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High school security guard and video game enthusiast Ben (Kevin Hart) tries to prove himself to soon-to-be cop brother-in-law James (Ice Cube). Neither the script nor the acting is very good. Not many laugh out loud moments either.
Could almost be the sequel to Knocked Up. Some gross-out frat-house humor like the great Revenge of the Nerds. The flashbacks to the inventiveness of frat houses through the decades were amusing. But it is Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen who shine most as a couple who are equals. I was impressed by the stunt work, too. Having seen this in a drive-in double feature with Ride Along, which dealt with cops and criminals, I was surprised that this comedy featured better fight choreography.
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I've read all the books, and even though it takes liberties with a few things, I still love it. In this most well-known adaptation, the special effects for the time, the technicolor, the quotable lines, and the simple values of brain, heart, courage, and home are what make it great. It'll always be my favorite!
This was a Disney after-school TV series, but the first few (to-be-continued) episodes were edited together to make this feature length video. It's not what you'd expect from a Disney cartoon- it's darker, more dramatic, a great mix of sci-fi and fantasy. As the series progresses more and more mythical and Shakespearian characters pop up and many Star Trek actors provide their voices. From animation voice actor regulars like Thom Adcox-Hernadez, Kath Soucie, Ed Gilbert, Bill Fagerbakke, Jeff Bennett and Frank Welker to more familiar faces like Clancy Brown, Edward Asner, Sallie Richardson, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes and Keith David the cast is stunning. I stand by my 5-star rating for the story of these heroes!