On paper this was a movie that I should have liked and I wish it was funnier than it was. I'm a big fan of Akiva Schaffer and the majority of the cast but most of the jokes fell flat and I found myself thinking about other funnier movies and TV shows that these guys were in.
OK, this should have been way better than it actually was. As always, Stiller plays Stiller and Vaughn plays Vaugh, and they do it with aplomb. But seriously, they are way too talented to keep rehashing the same old routine as they do in this movie. It's a shame they don't even seem to try to do something different these days. And what was Ayoade doing in this movie? Damned if I know. Still, a decent time kill.
This movie was completely unremarkable and just another trite, tired, dumb gross-out comedy that tries so hard to an unbearably painful level. If not for the presence of Richard Ayoade (who I love for both Submarine and The IT Crowd; but even he is both horribly mis/underused here), I would not have remembered it at all. Overall, it was a terribly missed opportunity to introduce Richard Ayoade to the mainstream.