The first movie... Central Intelligence.
I love everything that has the Rock in it and Kevin Hart is pretty reliable in the laughs department, so when I saw that these two teamed up for a movie I knew I had to watch it. I thought the movie was hilarious. There was a few parts that I was almost crying laughing. Not to mention that it originally came out on my birthday! So what's he movie about? Well...
In high school Calvin (Hart) was popular, a jock and being honored at the last assembly before graduation. In the middle of his speech Calvin's interrupted by school bully Trevor (Jason Bateman). Trevor and his group of bully friends has pulled Robbie (Johnson) out of the shower and thrown him naked into the middle of the gym and assembly. Completely embarrassed Robbie runs of with the assistance of Calvin while everyone else just stands and laughs at him. Now years later, it's Calvin and Robbie's high school reunion. The day before the reunion Robbie reaches out to Calvin to catch up.
Much to Calvin's surprise Robbie has dramatically changed in appearance. Calvin starts to feel something else is off about Robbie. Robbie wants to catch up with Calvin and his wife who also went to high school with them. He even invites himself to stay over with Calvin and his wife. When the CIA show up to Calvin's house the next morning looking for Robbie, he's completely thrown into a difficult situation and what results is hilarious.
The second movie... Robocop.
Can you believe I had never seen this 1980s classic until just recently? Last weekend, I finally sat down and watched the original 1987 Robocop. I had been hearing about it for years and I'm a deep lover of 80s movies but somehow this one had just slipped past me and even though I had kept hearing about it for years, I just never sat down and watched it. I thought it was very 80s and entertaining. It was definitely high tech for it's time. It was worth watching so if you haven't seen this 80s classic watch it soon.
Set in a future Detroit, Michigan the city is in a complete dystopian society. Filled with crime and on the verge of complete financial ruin, the city's police department has been given over to a corporation known as OCP. The company will be allowed to turn the run down sections into a utopia which will be known as Delta City. If they can only get there. The crime rate is skyrocketing and the Detroit police are doing everything they can while being underfunded and understaffed. OCP believes they can fix this problem by having a droid police the city. When that doesn't work out they move to having a cyborg known as Robocop.
To get their Robocop OCP uses an officer who was killed in the line of duty. When Robocop is complete, he is taken into the police department and given full range for fighting crime. When he goes out into the city he means business. There's just one problem... when he runs into a gang that was responsible for his death, he starts to remember his life that he once had. Realizing what OCP has done to him and what he has become he goes out and looks for his own vengeance.