14/10/2010

No Skate Zone: Observe and Report.

Last year (2009) there is a good chance many of you may remember a film called 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'. You are less likely to have heard of a film called Observe and Report also a film about mall security. The two movies had the misfortune of being produced, shot and released very much around the same time, and as far as promotion is concerned, Paul Blart seemed to come out on top. What we probably can all agree on is that Paul Blart was, despite being a box office success, a poor movie at best.


Observe and Report however, was (althought not classic) a far more watchable film, even if less known. Written and directed by Jody Hill, Observe and Report follows Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen), the over jelous head of security at Forest Ridge Mall. When an anoymous flasher exposes himself to the shoppers in the parking lot, Ronnie lanuches his own investigation along side the police investigation, headed by Detective Harrison (Ray Liotta). Over the movie the two develope a distinct dislike for each other as the plot unfolds.

In the scene I have chosen today, Ronnie, has become disenfranchised with his carear as head of security, and himself and fellow officer Dennis (Michael Peña) go to show some Skateboarders whats what.



The film is a black comedy, and it carries it well. And as a side note it had a pretty kickin soundtrack. I am still undecided on Seth Rogen, however he played the part well, and was well suited to the role. I was surpised at first to see Ray Liotta in Observe and Report, but as usual he played his part very well. I'm more about individual scenes than reviewing movies as a whole, but if you're looking for some laughs and nothing too serious, then this movie is more than watchable, and offers far more than Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

Observe and Report @ IMDb

48 comments:

  1. Although I do enjoy the story, seth rogan is funny because he says things normal people say while looking like peach fuzz. While that is amusing, it's not really acting talent. But yeah peach fuzz is funny. Unless it's how your family died.

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  2. damn that astuff was crazy :D havent seen this

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  3. lol i think everyone wants to suckerpunch a skateboarder at one point

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  4. Hilarious movie, and yhea, pretty much anything is better than Paul Blart LOL

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  5. that's weird. it's like they both came out with the same movie.

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  6. Yeah I hated Paul Blart. Definately gonna give this a go

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  7. Waaaaaahhahaa.... That video was hilarious. They chodally pwned those boarders. Incredibe.

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  8. Paul Blart is a crime on humanity. Guess ill check this out, good films often go unnoticed

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  9. Perfect post!
    Supportin;)

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  10. Kevin James > Seth Rogan

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  11. lol'd at security guards...

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  12. Paul blart is so funny I love all his work

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  13. Both of these movies were crap. That Paul Blart guy needs to stop making movies, I hate him.

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  14. Wow I never even heard of this one.

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  15. i remmember wanting to see that and then being filled with rage by paul blart and forgetting

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  16. never heard of this one... will check it out

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  17. awesome review, keep it up!

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  18. i hated Paul Blart : Mall Cop
    if i ever met the script writer
    i'd of broken his hands so he could never write again

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  19. followin 'n' supportin bro :)

    wtfiniggagun.blogspot.com

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  20. this could be a funny movie

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  21. ahahah they WOULD beat up those kids ahhaha

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  22. people still skate board ?

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  23. This is like the 5th time this week I've heard something about this movie. I rented it out a while back, but got sidetracked wit the games i rented at the same time, so I didn't get the chance to watch it. I'll have to try it out when I can, it seems.

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  24. hahaha omg its really funi

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  25. watched the video again, still sooo funny

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  26. So awesome !, never tried it myself :(

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  27. I loved this scene. I feel like the only person I know who saw this movie haha.

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  28. HAHAha awesome scene-selection!

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  29. Meh, I enjoyed the movie but it was to quirky for my tastes

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  30. I'm still anticipating to see this movie, I've already decided that it will be a great watch, but I just need the perfect person and opportunity to watch it. I'm certain it will be a laughterfest.

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