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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015/Sony Blu-ray w/DVD)

Picture: B+/C Sound: B+/B- Extras: B Film: D

Paul Bart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) is an easy target for critics. Sure, it means well but there's a thin line here between cash grab and just the necessity of the thing. With a plot that falls apart the longer it runs on screen, Paul Blart 2 once again stars Kevin James and Raini Rodriguez only this time he's in Vegas for a 'Mall Cop' meeting. I can see the studio executive meeting now, 'okay, so we have to take Paul out of the mall this time.'

Some parts of this film are so bad, they're funny such as scenes where Paul simply trips over a raised carpet or when he fights an exotic bird with his bare hands. He gets a Supermodel Spy to fall for him by not letting her get a word in, or when he punches an Elderly Hotel Worker in the face thinking she was a bad guy. While other scenes, including the last fifteen minutes of the film, borderlines on 'painful' to sit through.

Six years after he saved the day at his beloved New Jersey shopping mall, security guard Paul Blart (Kevin James) is taking a well-deserved vacation. In recognition for his hard work, he's won an all-expenses-paid trip to a security convention in Las Vegas, and decides to take his teenage daughter, Maya (Raini Rodriguez), with him. True to form, however, Paul just can't relax and take it easy, so when he uncovers a criminal threat to the hotel, he springs into action.

To be honest, being an innocent comedy there is a lot of slamming against the 'fat' community here and some exhausted potty humor. I admittedly laughed at some of the earlier scenes but had so many moments towards the end where I just scratched my head and asked myself why? If you see the scene where he dances with an exotic dance group on stage in Vegas and somehow blends in without security getting to him in time, you will agree. You know a movie is bad when you get happy to see him on a Segway again.

The film is presented in 1080p high definition with a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossless English 5.1 DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) track. There are additional tracks in Spanish, Thai, French and subtitles. There's also DVD version of the film included as well which is presented in standard definition with a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track which pushes the boundaries of the format, but doesn't live up to Blu-ray quality of course in its softness throughout.

Extras include:

Gag Reel

Deleted Scenes

Action Adventure

Back in the Saddle

Le Reve

No Animals Harmed

Real Cops

Sales Tactics

Photo Gallery

Security Force: The Cast of Paul Blart 2

How to Make a Movie

Unless you are an avid Kevin James fan or under the age of fourteen, I think you can safely skip this one and live your life at the same pace.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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