Okay, so this movie isn’t going to sweep the Oscars. In fact, it could be described as silly fun. But sometimes you want nothing more from a movie but a comedic escape. If that’s what you’re looking for, check out Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
I’ve been a fan of Kevin James’s work for awhile. From his role on television’s King of Queens to his hilarious dance lesson from Wil Smith in Hitch, James never fails to deliver the laughs – especially when the comedy is physical. There’s no shortage of physical comedy in Mall Cop, but, as is typical of James’s work, the story also has a heartwarming side. It’s at its heart, Mall Cop is the story of an underdog being thrust into a seemingly impossible situation and rising to the occasion.
In short, where a lot of today’s movie comedy is sarcastic and mean-spirited, this movie is a good, light-hearted alternative. Angie and I got a kick out of it.