Jason Bourne (2016) – In theory the Bourne movies feature a “thinking man’s Bond,” and in theory, that’s true for a film or two. But here we are 4 movies in and I’m about tired of watching old dudes in a room full of computers screaming about not losing him and asking how far out the asset is–that kind of stuff doesn’t hold up nearly as well as the “dumb” Bond formula.
Joe Dirt (2001) – David Spade plays a white trash loser hero in this bizarre and ill-advised outing in absurdist comedy. There is very little to laugh at here, and the mean spirited smirking attitude behind the script doesn’t help lighten things up.
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) – On the surface, this type of wink wink style humor is not my thing, but they play everything so straight that the comedic style of these movies ends up feeling quite unique and successful. The actual singing scenes are cool enough (especially the German team), even if they pale in comparison to the Step-Up franchise–but the in between parts are actually worth watching, unlike the Step-Up franchise.
Baywatch (2017) – One COULD say the self-aware humor and cheap dick-jokes relegate this one to the never should have been made bin–but they would be wrong. Much of the charm here is due to the Rock and Effron’s charisma, but, the legitimately amusing script helps by actually finding its comedic targets more than half the time too.