This movie brings absolutely nothing new to the audience. It’s got silly, dull and over-long action sequences, paper thin bad guys, dumb gags and the directing ingenuity of a Scooby-Doo cartoon. Also, and this is a moot point since I know you’re supposed to let certain things slide in comedies, but the whole reason they asked this boxer to team up with Scott in the movie is to get into a fancy party, after that there is no reason he should keep tagging along and risk his life! Besides being totally unqualified for the gig, they make this mission sound like the most important thing since WWII...yeah, let’s get a cocky boxer to help out so he can muck everything up. I guess they thought it would be a quirky and funny idea…they thought wrong. Good things about the film: Famke Janssen in her skivvies, Malcolm McDowell playing an evil jerk…again, the beautiful sights of Budapest, Hungary and it’s a quick but still painful 97 minutes short. Good job Murphy, now go cash your check and make another crappy NUTTY PROFESSOR movie.
·"Cloak and Camouflage" (~4 minutes): The costume designer talks about the fashions in the film and how she chose what each actor would wear. Booooooooring unless you're a goddamn designer in which case...it's even more boring.
"Gadgets and Gizmos" (~4 minutes): This time around the director and some of the special effects crew discuss the cool spy gadgets and how they used green screens to pull off some of the stupid stunts. The really bad gadgets Wilson gets in the film are pretty funny. This featurette, on the other hand, is all about stuff we already know and the rest we just don't care about. Next!
"Schematics and Blueprints" (~5 minutes): A five minute odyssey in which the production designer and the gang reminisce about how they came to choose Budapest as the shooting location as well as more information about the design of that annoying spy plane. These featurettes are a snooze-fest.
"The Slugafest" (~4 minutes): Everybody freaks out about the fact that Murphy didn't need a boxing trainer, how he'd been boxing since his childhood and that he pulled it off brilliantly. Even Murphy tells us that he's a badass boxer. To be truthful, he did look and act the part very well in the film. But wait, the film is still not funny!
They cap off the festivities with some bogus trailers. Although the PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE one is still one of my favorites.