Much of the cinema world will be gravitating to see a large highly hyped animation movie. If you are sick of waiting in long line-ups and wasting your time you may like to instead take in Tag. Refreshing and funny this sly comedy is definitely an adrenalin rush. Take a chance on this wacky bit of escapism courtesy of Warner Brothers now stirring things up at Cineplex Theatres around B.C.
Remember when you were young? Sure, you do. Back in the day before the dawn of computers and smart phones kids spent their time in the great outdoors having fun. Maybe tag was the most popular kids game ever. See five grown men take this juvenile game to new heights over a period of some 23 years no less. Hard to believe this movie shows the zany appeal of grown men never having grown up.
Each of this group of men have their own lives. A third boyhood friend somehow has remained aloof as the one who got away – like the great white shark – and never been caught. Fate has a way of catching up with you and Jerry is firmly in the sights of his old-time chums. Smooth as silk and faster than any speeding bullet is Jeremy Renner who uses every trick in the book to elude being caught. Out to stop him are so-called pals Hoagie, Sable, Callahan and Randy. Gifted actors Ed Helms (The Hangover), Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm and Jake Johnson go through the motions at times with ease in this crazy gotcha escapade.
Female comedy power is supplied by the likes of Leslie Bibb and Isla Fisher in this obscure joke fest that actually works with good slapstick moments sprinkled liberally throughout its one hour and forty-minute course.
Director Jeff Tomsic is making his feature film debut here and he does a good job keeping the pacing fast and the energy level high in this Pleasant farce that is actually inspired by real events.