Release Date: November 10, 2018
It is a movie designed to draw families at Christmas time and at $180M worldwide box office I suppose that is what it did. It certainly wasn’t trying to be an awards winner that’s for sure. The first was mediocre but not a waste of time and this one tried to follow the same exact formula and failed. The movie is supposed to be a comedy and I never actually laughed throughout the entire movie. I did smile once and nearly laughed, but it was the very end of the movie. Will Farrell did his usual schtick and but it wasn’t very good. Wahlberg was boring. John Cena was built up in the trailers but is barely in the thing and not very good when he is. John Lithgow’s character was ok in theory, but I don’t know if it was the writing or the acting, but it came across badly. Mel Gibson is an asshat so he must really impress (Mad Max, Braveheart and even Lethal Weapon) to make me like his performance. He didn’t do that here. This movie was not good. If you can watch something else, do yourself a favor and do that.