Review: The Bounty Hunter

Fresh off a snowy spring break trip to Dallas, it’s great to be back in blogging action.

Now down to business..

I wasn’t really expecting much from the “The Bounty Hunter”, so of course I wasn’t too disappointed by it.  I find that when you go into a movie with low viewing standards, it makes for a better movie going experience. The film wasn’t  necessarily bad,  it was  just cheesy and predictable.  But then again, aren’t all romantic comedies nowadays?

Starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, “The Bounty Hunter”  tells the story of  Milo, a bounty hunter, who hits the jackpot when he’s told his next target is his ex-wife Nicole, a reporter who is on the heels of uncovering a police scandal. Immediately after the exes are reunited, they embark on a life endangering journey and thus the story unfolds.

Honestly, if you’ve seen one Jennifer Aniston rom-com, you’ve seen them all.  In “The Bounty Hunter” she’s nothing special and neither is  Butler, but somehow they work. Both  actors had a great romantic and comedic chemistry, although most, if not all, of the jokes fell completely flat but definitely of no fault of their own.  Speaking of comedy  falling flat, SNL’s Jason Sudeikis also starred in the film, although I’m still trying to figure out what his purpose was. My guess is, he was supposed to be the comic relief but failed miserably at it. In the end, he came off as annoying instead of funny.

One thing I did like about the film was the action/mystery element involved. I thought it was a nice addition to the romantic comedy aspect of the film and it kept me engaged.

All in all, I found “The Bounty Hunter” to be above average. It wasn’t by any means the best but in a time when all Hollywood can shell out is remakes, anything different is always a plus.

So to recap: “The Bounty Hunter”, typical chick-flick;  great for a matinée or a rental.

My Grade: 5/10

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