Remember that time when comedies were funny? What a cast-waste... And what about those 5 minutes at the end when they tried to force us into a dramatic sickness? What the hell was that? Hollywood, I mean it, pay ME to write better scripts... I'm brazilian, you can pay me in R$ and save yourselves 3/4 the money you spend on these boring vanilla nonsense.
The trailer was incredible. It showed a high-concept comedy rooted in ideals of friendship over decades. The film, unfortunately, does not. Where's the friendship? Where's the heart? Tag has its moments, but the comedy and the story are forced and not genuine. Worst, it's poorly directed and photographed, making it unappealing to the eye. For a successful version of this film, look at Game Night.
"Tag" is another comedy that's elevated to the level of passable or merely average because its cast is so tremendously talented and enthusiastic. Isla Fisher has never been better, and Jeremy Renner's Jerry makes Hawkeye look like a total wimp. But it takes a sweet story and milks it for incredulity, forced humor, and somewhat lousy pathos that undermines the friends and the game. A documentary would've been better.
A fun movie with a cool concept. The cast has good chemistry and bounce off eachother nicely which is what sells the movie. The comedy works most of the time but the "bro-humour" focused on dicks and asses gets really old, really fast. Clearly a weak part of the writing. The tag- set pieces are exciting and fun to watch. The weightier themes of life and mortality here are just briefly dealt with which is a shame.
This grew on me as it went on. Really didn't like Ed Helms in the first 20 minutes, but it got better. Hannibal Burress and Jake Johnson are great. The special effects are actually kinda horrible (specifically the pot smoke and the last shot of the hospital) but if that's my biggest quibble with a perfectly enjoyable comedy I'll take it.
A close but no cigar self-aware Bro Com with a lot to like. 1) Final frame. Friends running zooming out to show the hospital they're in hit me hard. Circle of life shit. 2) Renner's wife, that character is rarely portrayed so true yet also sympathetic. 3) "Real problems" remain mostly subtext, don't transform (much) into maudlin junk. Dial back long ass set-up, Matrix spoof tag bits, & it might've hit closer to bone.
I really freaking like this movie man, and could it be better in some ways? Yeah but that could be said for any movie no matter how good it is and this movies just fucking awesome man. It really helps me with my belief of that people are never old enough for shit. I wanna do shit like playing tag till the day i die and so much other shit and own toys and figures and so much freaking more. This movie helps that belief
Watched with my Dad, it did the job. Main complaints being that like current comedy films in general, it indulges infantile bro's too much, extends tokenism to women who can act like the men or are willing to play the game, has a completely perplexing relationship to dicks as encapsulated by the funniest (still unjustifiable) scene with Tommy MiddleEarth.