I know I said that my next review would be for Big but for some reason I forgot about $2 Movie Tuesdays when I said that. In any case, that review will be up within an hour, probably sooner.
You know what? Last Vegas wasn’t terrible. Maybe I’m just saying that because 13 Going on 30, Delivery Man, and RoboCop 3 are all still fresh in my mind, but it was at least better than what I had expected walking into the theater. That being said, I expected to potentially hate it.
Are these guys playing exaggerated fictionalized versions of themselves? Yes. Was this an easy money-maker? Yes. Is it predictable? Of course. Well, actually it’s not as predictable as you might expect, but it’s certainly formulaic.
The jokes got old really fast, probably because they were all jokes about being old. Eventually they stop sounding like jokes and just start sounding like complaints. There were some legitimate laughs though.
These four guys had good chemistry together, and there were some interesting relationship dynamics between them. It’s a shame that Mary Steenburgen didn’t get any attention (at least as far as the marketing was concerned) considering she was one of the best in the movie.
There were two cameos in the movie, one of which I don’t feel bad spoiling: Redfoo of LMFAO. His cameo didn’t leave any kind of impression on me. However, there’s another brief cameo that I actually really enjoyed and found funny. It was a nice little surprise.
Last Vegas isn’t exactly what I would call good, and I don’t really recommend it, but I didn’t feel disappointed that I spent $2 to see it. I have no desire to ever see it again, but it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours. It’s might be worth a watch if you happen to see that it’s on TV, even if it’s just to see Robert De Niro be grumpy.