Jon’s Movie Review: “Barely Lethal” Is Deadly If Ingested

  • Action comedies are the most frustrating thing in the world to me. Everybody seems to love them, but there is a huge shortage of decent ones! You’d think that Hollywood would catch up to the demand, but there’s only a few that make it to widespread theatrical release each year, and most of the smaller indie ones are downright TERRIBLE. I’m not asking for masterpieces, but movies like Barely Lethal seem like they’re not even trying. I don’t think I would’ve liked this movie even when I was 12…it was just so cheesy and all the jokes fell flat.

    What a huge waste of some really great acting talent, too – you’d think if they spent the money to get Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba they might actually make a script that is entertaining and funny…seriously my favorite part of the movie was when it became obvious we were in the final scene and they played “Get Free” by Major Lazer. I love that song, but when a song is literally the best part of a movie, well, that means I just wasted 2 hours