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    April 18, 2009

    PAUL BLART: MALL COP

    ENGLISH - (PG13) - 16 April 2009 - Comedy
    Distributor: Sony Pictures (Columbia)
    Running time:
    about 91 mins.
    Director: Steve Carr
    Producers: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Barry Bernardi
    Writers: Kevin James, Nick Bakay
    Casts: Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Keir O'Donnell, Peter Gerety, Bobby Cannavale
    Plot: Paul Blart (Kevin James) is a single, suburban dad trying to make ends meet as a security officer at a New Jersey mall. It's a job he takes very seriously, though no one else does. When Santa's helpers at the mall stages a coup, shutting down the mall and taking in hostages (Paul's daughter and sweetheart amongst them), Jersey's most formidable mall cop will have to become a real cop to save the day.

    THE VERDICT:

    Green Tea says:


    WARNING SPOILER! Mall cop or security-themed movie has always been a good family-pleaser generator. The same goes to this Adam Sandler-produced but only feature Kevin James. In the past, he sells a good movie when teams up with Adam but this movie is a solo test for his own.

    Paul Blart (Kevin James) is as aspire as any other to join the state police force. However some misfortune landed him a job where he took it seriously for guarding the mall. Personal life, he was left by his ex-wife and still not been able to see someone else in his life. He also suffered from hypoglycemia, which causes him to pass out if his body runs low on sugar. Things about to change when he meet Amy, a new store tenant in the mall. Later, some criminals plan to rob the cash inside the mall and held some customers as their hostages. Can Paul Blart does what he is best for to protect the mall and to save the ones he love the most?

    The theme is much intriguing yet interesting. A mall security whom acts like a city cop - issuing tickets and summons around on peoples in the mall for various offences. It reminds me of some old movies about wannabee of becoming a police officer but somehow found self not so competent in some other aspect. Although have been explored in the past, this features a new fun and excitement without the need to use any vulgarities to build up the dialogue. It is perfectly clean and there is no need for any cuts.

    The movie itself is a bit hair-wiring with little plots intervene to form a complex movie. However, the movie has a potentially fun and weird comedy that do make people laugh at them. Its hard to imagine that this got to be one of the best comedy performance of the year with much lameness and brain hyperactivity convulsion that trigger the inner sense of one.

    Kevin James is no big name, but he delivers it well. Portraying a super nice guy with some funny circumstances, he did the movie all by himself. The villains are just too much underestimating him because of his plus size while other security duds did nothing more than a word of courage. The movie relied on him too much that it only works when he drives the movie forward. The one and only starring is him while the rest serves a supporting character with less characterization building.

    The comedy is well like by Roger Ebert which claimed that unlike recent ilking comedies, this has none vulgarities elements, nothing about gayness and sexual explicit act. Sure watch this comedy, I strongly recommend.

    THE RATINGS.....
    CAST
    - 4.0 stars

    STORY - 3.5 stars
    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3.5 stars
    EFFECTS - 3.0 stars
    an overall>> 3.5 stars
    GreenTea-O-Meter: 14.3
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