Hi Emily, your emotionally masochistic film critic here!
Today’s outing is the recently released, Let’s Be Cops, the latest Damon Wayans Jr. vehicle.
I hate everything any Wayans has ever done, touched, or been associated with and the premise of this movie seemed so laughably awful that I knew I would be squirming, wanting to leave 5 minutes into it, and feeling like every single predictable unfunny joke would torture my mind and soul. In other words: Hot!
I handcuffed myself to the theater chair and had a friend bring me the key once the credits finished rolling and sat down with a extra large soda, guaranteeing I would need to pee halfway through, adding to my discomfort.
So here is the premise: two guys, buddies really, are cops. Except they aren’t! They are fake cops, but everyone takes them seriously. Like real cops! That would be funny enough, but guess what, they get involved with some real criminals and now they have to really be cops, even though they aren’t.
I correctly guessed every single joke. I just listened to the set up and tried to think to myself “What would be the most predictable and completely unfunny punchline?” It was unbearable to sit through. I hated every minute and wanted to leave. My wrist was raw from all the struggling to get free of the handcuffs and escape, but to no avail. I was trapped and forced to watch this awful, predictable, terribly written, and horrendously acted movie. It was heaven! I haven’t felt this tortured by a film since I sat through Harold Cronk’s monstrosity “God’s Not Dead” while I was bound in a straitjacket, eyes clamped open a la A Clockwork Orange. Such beautiful memories. Sometimes handcuffs just aren’t enough.
So if you have someone who can leave you in bondage and force you to watch it, I highly recommend Let’s Be Cops for all your emotional torture needs!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
About Emily: Emily is The Daily Flogger’s emotionally masochistic film and media critic. Her views are exclusively her own and should not be considered the product of a rational mind. Her reviews usually have little to do with the movie in question but do give a nice glimpse inside the mind of a twisted and tortured soul.