Thursday September 16th 2010
I’m not a big fan of director Adam McKay. Since his way-overrated debut with Anchorman, he’s made four films, all of which star Will Ferrell and most of which are total crap. His producing credits are ever ropier, including The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard and Land of the Lost.
The Other Guys is both the worst and the definitive McKay film: it’s overflowing with lame improvisation, ‘hilarious’ ‘boundary-pushing’ ‘humour’ and more wacky Ferrell moments than a two-hour Funny or Die marathon.
Weirdly, it’s getting off pretty lightly in the reviews. Even the normally hyperbolic Rotten Tomatoes consensus doesn’t seem sure of what to make of it all…
… ‘bursts’ indeed.