7 awesome reasons why you should catch Central Intelligence besides The Rock

For those movie buffs out there, I’m sure you have been anticipating the release of the latest comedy flick, Central Intelligence, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart as two best friends who work together to save the world.

The movie is about Bob Stone, (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), who was bullied as a teenager and become a CIA agent who enlists the help of his friend, Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) in order to prevent the CIA’s spy satellite system from falling into the wrong hands.

For those who love a good laugh while at the movies, here are 7 reasons why you should catch Central Intelligence. (Spoilers ahead are highlighted in red)

The Rock
For fans of the Rock, one of the reasons why you love watching his movies is because of his versatility in portraying various roles, from being a hardened agent in the Fast and Furious series of movies to playing the titular role in the movie Tooth Fairy.

This latest flick is a testament to his acting skills as he effortlessly plays the role of an overweight teen who was bullied in high school to transforming into a CIA agent with a sense of humour.

Kevin Hart

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If you have never heard of him, it is probably time you should. Kevin Hart is a famous comedian who has ventured into the silver screens and this latest flick shows his skills in making people laugh.

Playing the role of sidekick to the Rock’s character in this movie shows that he is equally adept in tickling the funny bone of audiences no matter the platform and his chemistry with the Rock showed why he was voted as the People’s Choice Award for favourite comedian in 2016.

Life Lesson
Good movies are the ones that make you think about them even after watching it and Central Intelligence also has its share of life lessons: the transformation of Bob Stone from being an overweight teen into a fit and hunky CIA agent.

Your past does not equate to what you will be in the future and that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.

Another key point is to never judge a book by its cover and you will never know how things will turn out in the future.

Plot Twist
The movie will get you on the edge of your seats from start to finish and one reason for that is because you will not be able to distinguish the good guys from the villains till the end of the movie.

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Another plus point of this movie is that there will be laughs in almost every part of the movie, even during the serious parts.

One of the things some of you may have encountered when you were young was being bullied or was a witness to one. The movie strived to impart upon us that bullying is something that should not be condoned, and that facing up to your bullies does not mean you having to get physical, as shown by Bob Stone in the movie.

Another part which all of you can relate is the dreams that you once had in school were not realised when you’re a working adult. Calvin Joyner, who was a popular athlete in school but he eventually had a mundane job as an accountant with many unfulfilled dreams. 

Remind you of school days
The movie features a school setting at the start and watching this will remind of your days back in school, when there was always the popular athlete, your first love and the bullies you may have encountered in school. Watching this will have you recall your time in school and the happy memories that you made as a student.

Being nice to everybody cuz you won’t know when you’ll need them
One key takeaway from this movie is that you should be nice to everybody regardless of their appearance. Calvin Joyner lent a helping hand to Bob Stone when he was bullied and throughout the movie, you will see instances where Bob Stone was helping Calvin Joyner as a way to return the act of kindness that the latter did for him back in school. 

This article was first published on goodyfeed.com

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