Written and directed by Taran Killam, starring Killam, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan, Hannah Simone and Allison Tolman.
It seems every big studio comedy recently has had an explosion or dramatic sudden violence regardless of context. As if the rule is in order for a comedy to be successful or work at the studio level it also needs to be an action movie. (Like, why is there an explosion in the ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ trailer?) Killam is playing into that action-comedy genre, but by building the movie around an action story and setting, it seems a lot more natural. The documentary-style confessionals are interesting and Schwarzenegger looks like he’s having a blast. I’m confident in this cast as well, but want to wait for a red band trailer, because I have a feeling they’re holding the best stuff back.