Game Night Movie Trailer. Comedies, another genre that crashes into theaters, like waves crashing on a beach. Whit is often lost in the flood of comedy movies, but every so often, the minds are able to once again give us something fresher to laugh at. Today’s flick involved the ever-popular game night, a tradition that works its way into the homes of all ages to help with establishing friendly rivalries, a local watering hole, and the chance to drink and compete. Tonight I finish my reviews with Game Night starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, which hopes to amp up the stakes of tradition for the chance at big wins and adventure. Let’s get started on the review to determine if the house paid.
-Multiple comedy styles -An intriguing mystery -Decent Character Development -Clever Adventure at times
Game Night is a comedy that works well in terms of the multiple styles of comedy packed into the small-time frame of the movie. Slapstick, stupidity, one liners, over the top stunts, and overacted delivery are balanced together to keep things interesting and fun in the 100 minutes or so of content. And while much of this is dumb fun, there is an intriguing mystery to ground it all to a common point and keep things in line. How far does the rabbit hole descend in terms of crime, you’ll have to see for yourself, but there are plenty of twists to keep you guessing. Surprisingly, Game Night’s players have a little more background than the usual pawns of this genre, with each member dealing with some issue that plagues them. Themes like responsibility, jealousy, and self-worth are all here, gradually expanded upon as the teams try to find the clues to rescuing their kidnapped colleague. It’s a clever adventure and gets my two thumbs up in terms of a unique flair.
-Sometimes too stupid -Tried to Hard -More Game Night Antics needed
No surprise, this movie is jam packed with idiotic antics to tickle the funny bone. At first these gags were good, some of the running jokes building momentum to deliver some well-timed punches. Soon the audience and I started to give pity laughs at the jokes being entirely too stupid, dragging on to levels that made napping look like a better option. Even worse, sometimes the characters tried too hard to be funny, Bateman in particular putting too much behind his delivery. These moments are fairly obvious and start to overshadow the game night qualities I was hoping this movie had. Given all the mysteries, and theme of game night, I had hoped for a little more antics that mirrored the games one usually plays at a game night, like an intense scrabble mystery, or a Jenga like obstacle course. Instead, the movie resorted to the usual stunts and tactics, that while entertaining at times just lacked the originality they could have held.
When it comes to comedies, Game Night wins in terms of the variety of comedic ploys it unleashes in such a short time frame. With an intriguing mystery and some decent character development, you will get a decent adventure compared to most other ridiculous comedies that grace the theater. Still, Game Night suffers from overacted antics and stupidity that gets stale quickly, lacking that full-on game night cleverness you might have expected. It is a start mind you, but there is plenty to work with should a second game night be picked up should it make enough money this weekend. As much fun as this movie is, I can suggest a trip to the theater for this one for a group night out, but otherwise hold out until the rental services get it. Game Night Movie Trailer very great!