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Masterminds (2016)

Masterminds (2016)


Zach Galifianakis
Owen Wilson
Kristen Wiig
Kate McKinnon

Directed by Jared Hess

Masterminds is a movie I will like to forget I saw. It was not just a waste of time, but also a waste of effort on the part of the writers, producers and director.

I do not believe Zach Galifianakis style of comedy is worthy of a full-length film which stars him as the lead. I enjoyed his part in his breakthrough movie The Hangover (2009), there he was not the lead or the main character, but part of a pack and his dumbness was enjoyable as it played to the movie’s strength. Here his dumbness is overly pronounced on screen drowning any possibility of you just overlooking it.

Since The Hangover (2009) I have struggled to warm up to Zach’s style of comedy where he plays a dumb character in serious situations.

To back him up in this movie we have Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon all of which added to the waste of time I felt seeing this movie. None of these characters provided a memorable performance or even a performance worth noting as the one thing that stood out in this movie.
In addition to these was Leslie Jones and Jason Sudeikis, which you will think with all of these actors there will be a scene in the movie where they delivered or made me laugh hard, but no such existed.

The cast of the movie maybe well-known names in comedy, but the comedy in this movie is dull. The moment the jokes show up, you start to smile and when it finally lands, you smile is gone. The movie could not drive home a single scene of laughter. The characters in the movie were over the top silly and the plot was not strong as the story was wacky. If you add those two together, we have a wacky movie with extremely silly characters making sure you regret every minute you spend seeing this movie.

The movie plot centered around David (Zach Galifianakis) a guard at an armored car company. He was set to get married, but had the hots for his co-driver Kelly (Kristen Wiig). Kelly always fantasized stealing the money they move, a fantasy she never intended to go through with.
She resigned from her job from lack of fulfillment, got a less fulfilling job and was depressed when her brother-in-law Steve (Owen Wilson) convinced to use her connections to pull off a robbery of the armored truck company.

She recalled David whom she knew had feelings for her and decided to play on those feelings and with the help of Steve they convinced David to rob his company (which he did) bring the money to them and run away to Mexico until the coast and Kelly will come be with him there.

Steve and Kelly turned on him, although Kelly felt guilty about it and Steve ratted David out to the cops.

Well you will have to see the movie to see how it all went down although I strongly advise you not to.


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