Thursday, 3 May 2012

Thinking Like a Man

Based on Steve Harvey's best-selling book, Think Like a Man follows four men whose relationships take a turn when their ladies buy Harvey's book and put his words to action. Realizing they've been betrayed by one of their own, the fellas attempt to use the book to teach the ladies a lesson. 

Cast: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Steve Harvey, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara


Kevin Hart gave the film heart and humour, but otherwise ugghh. Typical cast, typical stereotypes, typically predictable. And the fashion SOOO typical (Meagan, that belt was not good.. you should know better). 

Essentially it was every other black film with a rotated cast and akwardly-inserted excepts of chiclet-mouth himself (Harvey) telling women how they should behave and what they should be... thanks, but no thanks. 
Basically it was a two-hour book promo...thanks, but no thanks. 

My beef with this whole book/movie is this: you tell women not to settle, but then thats the advice you give. The "Women Who's a Man" aka successful, has her stuff together, has to temper her expectations, and essentially lower her standards. Why? Answer me that Steve. 

However, the men in this film were fiiiiiiinnnee and it was mildly entertaining, but the cast lacked depth and it was certainly not cinematic excellence. 

Speaking of fiiiiiinnee, my favourite part of the film was the soundtrack and most notably John Legend's Tonight (although it probably played 10 times): 

The title track by Jennifer Hudson, Neyo and Rick Ross is also far more entertaining than the film:

Thankfully I have something more realistic to look forward to - the Avengers hits theatres this Friday. 

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