Bowing down to the BEAST INCARNATE
Join Date: Apr 2007
Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Blue Streak - This movie was released in the Fall of 1999. It stars Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson and gives funny man Dave Chappelle a small role in the flick.
The first time I laid eyes on this move was at the theaters for my birthday in '99. At that point and time in my life, that was the first ever movie I had seen that starred Martin Lawrence (not even Bad Boys!!). I fell in love with the man's comedic side. But not his acting side. The movie itself revolves more around what goofy and whacky thing will happen to Mr. Lawrence next than what truly happens in the movie, which mainly resumes itself to Martin's character trying to get his hands back on a diamond he stole before he was sent to jail and now he infiltrates the police department in Los Angeles to try and find the jewel he stole in the building that was then in construction, now, a police department.
Aside from the fact that the story is really kind of... pulled out of the roots of Slash's former hairdo, the actors that comprise this cast make us totally forget about the nonsensical plot with good action, car chases and comedy between the less funny Wilson brother, Luke & Martin Lawrence.
This movie felt more like a 1970's action cop weekly tv show than an actual movie but it didn't take away from the fact that I was mildly entertained and still am today when watching it. I was lucky enough to find this tape on VHS at a yard sale and that it cost me 4 $.
All in all, it's a must see movie for any Martin Lawrence and/or Luke Wilson fan. Sometimes comedians when put in "movie" situations try to hard to shine, in this flick, the thin line between trying to hard and actually being naturally funny is not crossed, and with a running time of 94 minutes, you won't find a boring moment in this uphill, downhill cop flick.
Putting all the "plot holes" aside for a minute, if you feel like laughing, and, relaxing on a sunday morning or on one's day off, this is a movie you need to rent or try to buy at a low cost.
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