This is a movie that makes no sense, and yet was made, and will I’m sure be watched again and again.
Partly it’s the right movie at the right time, much like the Carry On films. In fifty years from now will they look on this and laugh or despair.. who knows.
Nobby, a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian, a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack and prove that behind every great spy is an embarrassing sibling. Nobby has everything a man from Grimsby could want, including 11 children and the most gorgeous girlfriend in the northeast of England. There’s only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian, who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6’s deadliest assassin, but he’s just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.
Director: Louis Leterrier
Cast: Mark Strong, Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Gabourey Sidibe, Penélope Cruz
Sacha Baron Cohen is his usual chaotic genius self, and in this role there is a tenderness that may have been missing from the Ali G, Borat and other personas.
The trailers had been skillfully crafted so that the actual punch lines and scenes still took the audience back.
When the scenes with the elephant kicked in.. the whole audience broke state and cracked up.
This is extreme, it’s silly, it’s Grimsby.
Overall: 7/10 – Film Blast Hit or Miss
It’s interesting that Penélope Cruz played a similiar role to her Zoolander 2 role. we look forward to seeing her in a lady leading role soon.