Monday, February 16, 2009

saw Paul Blart mall cop

I caught the movie Paul Blart mall cop over the weekend. It was pretty good. The film is the story of a New Jersey state trooper wannabee who settles for a job as a security guard at a large shopping mall.

The hero Paul Blart is a likable loser who lives with his Mom and teenage daughter. He's unusually dedicated and long serving as a mall security guard. His teenage daughter has a quirky suitor who phones at opportune times and provides some comedy. There are some funny scenes in the movie.

The first half of the movie unfolds about as I would expect of a mall movie about a forty something security guard with a good heart but not a lot success in life. Then in the second half there's a surprising plot twist and the action picks up a lot and hero Blart is able to show new dimensions to his character. Still they keep up a pretty steady stream of funny moments in the film to keep it entertaining without taking itself too seriously.

I don't regret seeing it. It's an OK movie for this time of year. This is kind of a dead time at the theatres. The Christmas blockbusters are gone and they are waiting to release the summer blockbusters [and I can't wait for Star Trek]. So this is OK as a filler movie between now and May when the big summer films start coming out.

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