Central Intelligence is the new film from director Rawson Marshall Thurber and Stars Dwayne Johnson as a CIA Agent named Bob and Kevin Hart as Calvin, a former high school all star. Bob is in need of a bit of help to save the world, what could go wrong.
After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Central Intelligence begins in the past with an assembly to celebrate the achievements of Calvin Joyner, the golden jet. Meanwhile Bob faces the torment that has gone viral in the trailers for this film, everyone laughs but Calvin is the only one to do anything to help.
Fast forward twenty years and Calvin has married his high school sweetheart Maggie played by Danielle Nicolet. The relationship between them and Calvin’s feelings of unsatasfaction with his life are explored throughout the film including in a brilliant scene with Bob.
Bob goes through an impressive physical change in those same years but mentally he remains the same. He is a bit obsessive over Calvin at points throughout the film but he also needs his help to stop the black Badger.
However Agent Pamela Harris played by Amy Ryan believes that Bob has gone rouge and tries to pit Calvin against him. Amy Ryan’s character works well in this film and she does a great job of creating doubt about Bob in both Calvin and the audience.
One of the the things that I liked most about this film was that there was such a great on screen chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. They both had some really good lines and it was nice to see Johnson doing something a little bit different on screen.
The action scenes were pretty cool and over the course of the film you really got to see these characters develop. Bob learns to be the hero of his own story while Calvin learns to appreciate what he has and not to take Maggie for granted.
Now I am not going to say this was a perfect film, there were a lot of times when the audience laughed at moments that didn’t particularly work for me. I liked Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart on screen together and I had a enjoyable time at the cinema watching Central Intelligence.
Have you seen Central Intelligence? if so then let me know what you thought of it down in the comments.