Our predictions for Game Night Based solely off of the trailers
A competitive married couple and their friends get invited to a game night where the stakes get raised to epic proportions. This ain't no Scrabble. And this for damn sure ain't no Parcheesi, either. Instead, it's a no holds barred incursion into an unfamiliar territory, where things aren't always what they seem to be. Three couples, a creepy next door neighbor, and a kidnapping plot that goes way too far. Or does it? When the bullets are real, cute little doggies get covered in blood, and henchmen are getting sucked into jet engines, you know that you're going to need more than just a squeaky toy to give you some comfort. Regardless of how it all goes down, don't forget to yell "Uno!" at the end.
My Prediction- Funny trailer, good cast, and Jesse Plemons (Black Mass) finally gets some screen time. Usually, February is reserved for the lackluster releases that the studios have little faith in, but I put it to you that Game Night will not be a Game Piece Of Shit. Unless of course, it leaves you with that same worthless feeling that you get near the end of playing Monopoly.
Mike's Take -
Hey look, Jason Bateman is married to a hot chick and all his friends are lovely, charming and beautiful. How much more realistic can it get? Add in Jesse Plemons, a kidnapping plot that's gone wrong, sarcasm, and plenty of F-bombs and you have, to me, what looks like a sure-fire hit.
Let's face it, Game Night is a premise that just isn't realistic, but the trailers make it look like it's going to be funny without being that annoying funny where everyone is a comedian and just trying WAY TO HARD to improvise. I also find it difficult to not like Jason Bateman. I mean, sure he's the poor man's Michael J. Fox, but he's found his niche and he's pretty good at it.
Also, Dear Rachel McAdams, you do have a great ass and I thank you.
Not A Piece Of Shit...
Game Night (2018)
R | 1h 40min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 23 February 2018 (USA)
A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.
Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Writer: Mark Perez
Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler