Somehow, this move was able to completely disappoint me DESPITE the already low expectations that I had walking in – and those were pretty low in case you weren’t already sure. I feel as though any movie that you hear nothing about has to be pretty terrible because that means that absolutely NO ONE has seen it or wants to admit to it.
The Heat is Melissa McCarthy’s second strike with me and I don’t know if I’m going to give her the opportunity for a third. The scenes between her and Bullock was stale whether it be the actually writing or delivery, and the characters were completely mundane. This comedy was almost as forced as a Will Ferrell flick, but at least he generally elicits a few laughs here and there. The Heat falls flat on its face for a number of reasons, the main one being the ridiculous character outlines. Bullock plays a talented FBI agent that is socially incompetent and oddly doesn’t seem to understand the idea of going undercover (see: Ekko scene), while McCarthy is an overbearing detective that does what she wants, when she wants and how she wants – which really bothers me. There’s attitude and then there’s an unruly manner that wouldn’t walk even in a third world country, but that’s beside the point. These underdeveloped character archetypes are what really hurt the movie and make watching the duo feel more like watching a train wreck than anything else.
I could go on, but it is hard to think past Bullock’s ridiculous haircut and McCarthy’s finger-less gloves.