Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Movie Review Madness - What Now?

Kevin Hart, the hardest working comedian on the planet, has a concert film out in theaters.  What Now? Is an enjoyable frenetic experience.  Basically Kevin asks “What Now?” because as he conquers arenas, stages, movies, and more, people are asking for more and he asks himself for more. The man never quits. This film covers his record breaking sold out show at Lincoln Financial Field in his home town of Philadelphia. This is a football stadium filled to the brim with adoring fans screaming for more.

Kevin knows what his audience wants and he gives it to them. He’s a bundle of energy ready to talk about his height challenge, his kids, his upcoming marriage, and the general craziness of the world. He is not political, not topical. He leans toward more general observations of life type of humor and the crowd eggs him on. He does capture the slice of life in a manic way. He’s not as observational as Jerry Seinfeld, but he does niggle on the minutiae of life, and he’s funny.

Oh, the language can be a tad rough – not appropriate for kids – this is R.  And the ninety minute film was plenty long enough. I was amused and then done. But I will concede that the man works hard and truly gives it his all. He’s not coasting. He wants to be mega-successful and he is accomplishing this.  He sets a very good example in this regard – there are no excuses in this world. Get out there and strive for the best you can be. And then ask What Now??


18 comments:

  1. He was a bundle of energy when he was on The Tonight Show promoting the film.

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  2. I find he has his moments, but I can only take so much of him.

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    1. I understand and the 90 minutes was plenty

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  3. Sadly I have not heard of him. I need to get out more.

    Betty

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  4. The thought of it makes me exhausted. Ten minutes of frenetic is about my limit. I think I'll pass on this one and go take a nap. ;-)

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    1. glad I could keep you informed
      (the word frenetic just sounds like what it is)

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  5. I just watched him in the movie, "Central Intelligence," over the weekend. I don't know much about him, but he was amusing in that. I might give this one a try too.

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    1. I liked him in Ride Along also. It's silly, but amusing

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  6. I haven't heard of this movie but I do like comedians.

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    1. he's been around and truly promotes his work - he's an achiever (and funny)

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  7. He sounds a great bundle of fun....should be over here.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I bet he's got the UK on his list to visit

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  8. I've never heard of Kevin, but now I have. I'll pay more attention now.

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  9. He's not for everyone. But I support a fellow Philly dude.

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  10. Now I feel totally out of the loop. I'm a sucker for good comedy, but I must confess: I've never heard of this guy before. (But NOW I have!)

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    1. he's in the Ride Along movies with Ice Cube,etc. He's been in some with The Rock - their contrast in size is hilarious.

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