Now I'm not saying this movie was completely horrible or unfunny (though it clearly takes more than Seth Rogen's face on the poster to make a worthwhile comedy). Maybe the trailers had it wrong and director Jody Hill didn't envision this movie as a comedy. If so, he really should fire his advertising agents because that's what ninety percent of people walking into the theater or renting this baby are expecting: A Seth Rogen comedy. MONSTERS VS ALIENS would be your best bet if that's what you're looking for. At least Bob will keep you constantly entertained. Rogen was good, don't get me wrong, so was Anna Faris (and gad damn was she looking hot), hell, I even enjoyed seeing Ray Liotta's washed up ass in there. The acting wasn't the problem; it was the tone and overall atmosphere. I just don't like being misled.
Perhaps had I watched director Jody Hill’s THE FOOT FIST WAY, I may have been properly set up for what this flick had to offer, as I hear there’s quite a bit of similarities when it comes to overall presence and style. That said, perhaps my opinion here is slightly jaded because of it, but I’ll let you decide for yourself as most of the people I know didn’t care for this film either.
When I hit a comedy (or what looks like one from the trailers) I expect to laugh…a lot. I didn't here, which is fine, just unexpected and a little annoying, much like this flick's oddly out of place score (talk about your poor choice of tunes). I didn't enjoy OBSERVE AND REPORT, there was a good idea here, but the director played it like a three way intersection and just couldn't choose a direction so he tried to go in all three. And because of this, the end product was off and somewhat over the top. One final though, I'm so overjoyed to see Hollywood has overcome the obstacles surrounding the addition of the male penis in film these days, nothing says "thumbs up" like a shriveled up wiener! So don't be fooled (like I was), this one's rental fare for a rainy day. Just make sure you trick your significant other into paying for it.
Additional/Extended Scenes: Twenty-seven minutes of extended scenes featuring lots more over-the-top language and antics. Thankfully they’ve chosen some of the more funny scenes here, but they still manage to fall kinda flat for me.
Gag Reel: This twelve minute montage starts off pretty funny (despite the two minutes of lame puppy jokes), but focuses more on additional curses than anything else, quickly losing steam and feeling a tad forced.
Seth Rogen & Anna Faris: Unscripted: A seven minute “rough around the edges” look into the various versions of their restaurant scene together. Both go all out with their improve acts, as far as the scripted scene goes, which ends up being completely different when they’re done.
Basically Training: A quick guide to Ronnie’s “raging power trip” security guard tactics. This film ended up being surprisingly physical for Rogen, with a pile of fight sequences and countless other stunts, all of which he did on his own. Very cool.
Forrest Ridge Mall: Security Recruitment Video: A hilarious (fictional) Job Recruitment Video for a security position at the mall, which pretty implies that if you’re fully functional and can breath, you too can be a security guard. The taser looks fun.
There is also a DIGITAL COPY of the film.