Riggs & Murtaugh. Mills & Somerset. Tango & Cash. All buddy cop movies live and die on the chemistry between their central pairing, and over the years there have been many memorable partnerships to have put their own spin on the familiar buddy cop formula.
In honour of this week’s UK release of Ride Along – which pits comedian of the moment Kevin Hart with rapper turned actor Ice Cube – here are six of the best 21st century buddy cop partnerships.
It would seem that more and more animated directors are successfully making the transition to live action. Late last year, Brad Bird impressed with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and just this month Andrew Stanton did a fine job with John Carter. Now it’s the turn of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, famous for 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as they attempt to breathe new life into 80’s TV show 21 Jump Street. Ditching the drama for some R-rated humour, is this revamp an unlikely comedic hit?
Read the rest of this review on Yin & Yang here.
We have another strong month of films ahead of us in March. The return of the Titans, a return to school, and the much awaited adaptation of a popular novel are just some of the films we can look forward to watching over the next 30 days. Without further ado, hit the jump for details on which 9 films are on my radar this month. Because I love nice round numbers.