I love Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in all of the four movie series, which were all blockbusters. Gibson’s funny way of being a mad cop complemented Glover’s fears of getting old and retirement. I think it’s the addition of Jet Lee in the final sequel that made it the best among them.
This three-movie mega hit series of action superstar Jacky Chan with Chris Tucker is all funny from start to finish. Chan’s comical side in making stunts was equally paired by Tucker, without “hurting” each other. With their misadventures as police detectives, I think both actors were perfectly fit for their roles.
This 2003 action-comedy film sequel to “Shanghai Noon” proved again that Jacky Chan is fine with a partner. Owen Wilson was at his best in his funny acts in the 19th century set-up. The romance between Wilson and Fann Wong, who played the role of Chan’s sister, is cute and entertaining.
Bad Boys II
This Michael Bay’s action-packed comedy film has placed Martin Lawrence and Will Smith into the next level. It was released in 2003 as a sequel to the 1995 movie Bad Boys. It received negative reviews for its violent sense of humor, but I think Lawrence has successfully portrayed his funny moments.
Men in Black II
Released in 2002, this second sequel of the three-movie series MIB starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith can be categorized as a comedy film. While some alien creatures and dialogues may not be suited for young kids, there are a lot of funny scenes. The special visual effects are good enough.
Based on the 1987 television series of the same name, this 2012 Hollywood comedy movie revealed the comic side of hunk Channing Tatum. His tandem with Jonah Hill as two unlikely weird cops resulted to a perfect combination. Its upcoming sequel “22 Jump Street” is likely to be hit too.
The Other Guys
Both Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg did well in sharing hilarious moments in this 2010 action-comedy film. No wonder, the movie won the “Best Comedy Film” award at the first annual Comedy Awards that year. I believed Director Adam McKay has successfully applied his skills in his earlier comedy films.
Another 48 Hrs
This 1990 action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte is a sequel to the 1982 film 48 Hrs. It was more successful than the first one in terms of box-office, and funnier. Murphy, who was then successful for his “Beverly Hills Cop,” once more proved that his funny face really works.
Knight and Day
This 2010 action film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz is funny more being than a romance movie. For me, Diaz is charming and funny with her innocence of the mission of Cruise. If you love Cameron in Charles Angels, then you will also love her humorous role in this movie.
Starsky & Hutch
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson played as David Starsky and Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson, respectively. This is the 2004 American film adaptation of the 70s TV series with the same title. Born comedians, I think both actors have justified their talents in mixing action with comedy as the iconic street smart undercover cops.
By Char Reyes
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