While it occasionally delivers a few chuckles, Blue Streak is about as predictable as a sitcom on the WB network.Okay, here's the deal. I have to admit that Martin Lawrence's show "Martin" was a guilty pleasure of mine...it's one of those shows that you watch, but don't want to admit to people that you watch. "Friends? Naw, I don't watch that crap...what time is it? Quarter to nine? Um..I gotta go!" But having a successful sitcom does not make you capable of carrying a comedy/action film by yourself.
And these lameass excuses to play other characters 'incognito'...sorry, Shanene and the "Gold tootheses" guy were funny on "Martin", but they're gettin old here. Lawrence is not as talented an impressionist as, say, Eddie Murphy or Billy Crystal. He seems able to convincingly emulate someone you might meet at your local bus station at 2 a.m. in the morning, but that's to be the extent of his talents.
Blue Streak just doesn't flow well enough for an action film, and just doesn't deliver enough laughs to be a full-on comedy. What seems like an initially good idea turns more predictable than a gag on a UPN sitcom.
I'll give it 3 scooby snacks because there were a few funny moments, plus I kinda like Dave Shapell...but ultimately, I'm being gracious with that rating as it's just too predictable, and many of the characters are about as bright as the clientele at a Jerry Lewis film festival.
And William Forsythe is suffering from type-casting worse than Chris Walken.Gary Coleman returns in "Yet ANOTHER 48 hrs"! Oh yeah, guess who directed this? That's right, the same guy who did "Flubber" and "Encino Man". HOLD ME BACK! I say: wait for video.