Movie Review: Central Intelligence
Updated: May 28, 2019
I am a huge fan of Rock. I can safely say I have watched 95% of all of his films(which includes his direct to DVD films and the show, ”Ballers”) because I feel he is one of the most talented actors currently. He is the only person to properly transition from being a pro wrestler to a full time actor with no issue. Many have tried the transition like Goldberg, Steve Austin, Roddy Piper, and of course Hulk Hogan. No one was able to achieve this unlike the Rock. Being paired up with Kevin Hart(which made me skeptical), I was hesitant but I gave it a shot.
Film opens 20 years ago at a high school assembly. Kevin Hart is the popular kid known as Golden Jet(Which sounded like Holy Shit when the crowd was chanting it) who is about graduate with honors. The Rock, well, he is now a fat kid, taking a shower who is about to be embarrassed in front of the graduating class in the assembly. A bunch of bully’s toss the “fat kid” version of the Rock, naked in front of the assembly. Hart feeling bad for the kid, gives him his prized high school jacket so the The Rock can cover himself.
Now to current time. Kevin Hart’s life didn’t turn out as planned. He was to be the most successful kid from high school but ended up being an everyday accountant. Not happy with how his life has turned out, he was looking for something big to shake things up. And all it took was a Facebook friend request to turn Kevin Hart’s life upside down.
The Rock changes his name to Bob Stone who has a serious infatuation of the Golden Jet because of what happened in the gym 20 years ago. But gone is the massive weight as a kid and now he is a huge physical specimen. Being a slight dimwit(or is it a ploy) and stuck in the 90’s, the Rock electrifies the audience with his over the top comedy. Honestly, Kevin Hart was not really funny at all. He was more of a supporting character to the Rock’s over the top attitude in the film.
I was strongly recommend this film to anyone. To be honest, this was one of the best films The Rock has ever done. It makes me look forward to the next Hart/Rock team up in Jumanji if they can keep this chemistry alive.