Whenever Tatum and Johnson are onscreen together this film is great. Unfortunately that time doesn’t amount to more than fifteen minutes. Otherwise it takes a massive nosedive, as a film that I least expected to be mindlessly entertaining and silly turned out to be really boring.
Willis phones it in, and none of it makes an impression. Even Johnson, whose presence and charisma usually carry him through doesn’t seem completely there.
Forgetting most of the original whilst making certain parts important is weird, making the entire thing confusing. Seeds are planted for a sequel too, but why should anyone bother?