Just a few days after we got the first pics for Central Intelligence, the first trailer for the upcoming buddy action comedy has now dropped. And I must admit, it is a tad underwhelming. Between the two of them, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart should have enough on-screen charisma to melt patio furniture with a single pec pop or shouty joke, but I’m really not feeling the chemistry as much as I thought I would.
Maybe it’s the role reversal of Hart playing the straight man here while Johnson delivers the laugh that’s feeling off. Or I’m just being a wet blanket and you may find this a whole lot funnier. Check out the trailer below and sound off on what you think in the comments below.
“Central Intelligence” follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.
It’s official: My nightmares for the next few weeks are just going to be wall to wall fat Dwayne Johnsons.
Central Intelligence also stars Ed Helms, Danielle Nicolet, Bobby Brown, and Aaron Paul. It is scheduled for release on June 17, 2016.
Last Updated: November 24, 2015