The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Easy gags and slack direction drag this occasionally clever alien-out-of-planet comedy down to unimaginative lows.
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There's a delicious irony to the way in which this supposedly heartwarming comedy gives the impression of having itself been devised by a race of extra-terrestrials with only a tentative grasp of what constitutes heart or humour.
This is made-for-TV material dressed up by Eddie Murphy's participation into a theatrical release.
Better than average but not worth phoning home about.
Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release Meet Dave is drab, shoddy work.
Even in C-movie junk like this, Murphy manages to wring a few laughs out of the material. But the humor is so broad it barely fits onto the screen.
Meet Dave alone may not radically change the course of Eddie Murphy's drooping career. But it is, at least, a little olive branch held out to his audience. And that's better than Nil.
I might even go out on a limb and actually say that Meet Dave is, um, good.
I'm sure a more refined filmmaker could've squeezed the premise tighter for sophisticated laughs, but as family-angled sci-fi comedies go, Dave is actually quite agreeable. Who knew Murphy still had some fun left in him?
A comedian known for his brash wit and go-for-broke charm, Murphy used to be willing to say anything to get a laugh. Now, he's clearly willing to do anything.
Failure couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
...one could certainly do much worse as far as Murphy's family-friendly output goes.
If you think Eddie Murphy lost his mojo about 20 years ago and has been lacking clear comedic judgment ever since, then you've got to see this for confirmation. Or maybe not.
If it didn't depend on dozens of cliche's I might have actually enjoyed it. There are some funny moments in Meet Dave but still it's an odball, unoriginal and kind of creepy movie. It's not terrible, it's not as bad as Daddy Day Care or Norbit but it's still highly average and a massive misfire for children's taste due to some scary moments and a considerable amount of violence.
Very funny and endearing childrens film, pity it was only in the theaters for about 2 weeks
A very funny Movie Far More then I expected. I laughed all through the movie. Eddie Murphy played an excellent part. Elizabeth Banks was simply beautiful. A great family movie, nothing that can be shown to any age, clean throughout. 4 1/2 stars
Eddie murphy's movies always seem like yes there ok but you probably won't remember them in the long run! eddie murphy gives his same old predictsable effort into this, this movie is ok and watchable but dont bother going out of your way to watch it!
Its a funny little kids movie, that is entertaining just incredibly predictable that is a bit boring!
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