The Heat Review

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The Heat is directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) & stars Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (who as stared in Bridesmaids).  The film opens with the introduction of F.B.I special agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) she is the best agent in the field, yet is very unpopular with everyone she works with. Following a successful drug raid, she is sent to Boston to capture a criminal drug lord. While these events are taking place, we are introduced to police officer Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), where Sarah is by the books with everything, Mullins uses the mentality of street justice. This leads to a contract in personalities & egos when the two team up to take down the drug lord.

 

The film’s premise is not the most original, as it’s been done many times before. What makes this different, mostly the two leads are female as opposed to male. So going into this don’t expect a great story or acting, it’s not that type of film. The biggest question is this funny? The answer Yes it’s very funny, for the first 30-40 minutes. During this time period it’s illustrated well the differences between the two leads & how they go about their jobs. These situations, especially the introduction of Shannon Mullins are excellent. Yet as the film processes it becomes more story driven & less comedy. This is a problem because the story is very run of the mill, this would not be such & bad thing if there were still laughs. You just don’t care about the story or any of the characters to be invested.

 

Overall The Heat is very funny for the first 40 minutes, then it turns into a very predictable story driven peace, where you don’t care much about anything

 

3 Stars

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