The Bounty Hunter is one of those movies that make the Romantic Comedy genre look horrendously bad. It's really hard to review this movie because I'll be using the word "boring" a lot. The characters are boring, the story is boring and even the acting isn't anything special. Might as well get this over with, this is The Bounty Hunter.
Idiotic Bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) gets really happy when he's put in charge of arresting his ex wife Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston). Of course, Hi-Jinx ensues and there's a murder Mystery which to be honest should've been the center of this whole movie. Yeah it gets some kind of attention but the main focus is on the stupid love connection between Milo and Nicole. I wouldn't mind if these two morons were likeable. Seriously, these two shouldn't be together at all! Milo is one of the most annoying people I ever came across as a character. He's a selfish and stupid human being. I know he's supposed to go through an arc and become a better person by the end of the movie but he doesn't really change from his experiences that much. He's still a major dick by the end of this movie.
As for Nicole, I actually kind of like her. I mean yeah she has her own share of stupid moments but for the most part she's a good character. I guess it's the way the character is acted Jennifer Aniston. She really is one of those actresses that is actually good at what she does but for some reason she keeps choosing really bad movies to be in. In whatever case, she really is the only bright spot in this film. The supporting cast does okay I guess, however Jason Sudeikis is incredibly annoying in this. Again I'm sure it's the writing but still it's worth pointing out.
It's strange to say this, but the whole love plot between Milo and Nicole seems very forced. It really isn't needed. The murder Mystery subplot should really be the main focus instead of those two. They seem more like a crime solving duo than a romatic couple anyway. If the movie was more of a suspenseful crime movie it would've been a better experience. As is, it's just a really boring film.
There really isn't that much else to say about The Bounty Hunter. It's just a tedious waste of time. The love connection is weak, the writing is stupid, the story is incredibly boring, the acting is really off and of course one of our mian characters is extremely unlikeable. However, it wasn't the worst movie of 2010. That movie will be covered in my next review...