Remember a few weeks ago when I was lamenting about the decline of comedy? Well, MASTERMINDS is the kind of film I had in mind when I posed the question. Though the cast is pretty decent (Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and SNL alums Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis), everything else about the film just looks so...blah. So safe and expected -- two of the most annoyingly prevalent qualities of modern comedy. Don't believe me? Read the synopsis:
In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.
Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.
Get what I'm saying? Now watch the trailer:
MASTERMINDS will hits theaters in the U.S. on August 7th.