Pain And Gain Review

Again this is a bit delayed but you might want to check this out before you go and see the movie, it is very different to what you might be expecting.

When I went to the cinema I was expecting to walk away laughing not thinking too hard and ready to jump into the gym… The actual sequence of events were quite different. I walked away never wanting to step foot in a gym, confused and wondering why there was no laugh. Don’t get me wrong this film is everything and more you could have hoped it would be it just really is lacking the humor. There are funny aspects of the film however the action/gore over rule the humor in a big way.

The cast consists of Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Rebel Wilson and Ed Harris. This isn’t a stand out performance for Mark although if you’re a guy who likes checking out a gym junkies or you’re a girl who can appreciate a six pack and a couple of guns you’re in for a treat. Rebel Wilson’s character Robin is one of the main sources of humor as you would expect you just see her on screen and can’t help but laugh. I still can’t put a finger on it but there is something about Rebel Wilson that is just HILARIOUS!

I think the thing that freaked me out the most was the fact that the film is based on events that truly happened. That’s enough to keep you out of the gym for the  next few weeks while feeling guilty enough sitting there watching a bunch of ripped dudes cutting peoples limbs off, running them over all in the quest to gain access to their bank accounts.

While the film wasn’t excatly what I was expecting to see it definitely is still a good watch just don’t go into it expecting to laugh your ass off. It is safe to say that definitely won’t be happening. You will be challenged and disgusted with the occasional laugh thrown in there.

Drop me a comment below and let me know what you thought of the film!

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