The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.
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Not affiliated with the series except Eric Estrata being included but for a child of the seventies, it was a funny rendition. Props to Michael Pina and Dax Shapard for caring a badly written version of the series.
How did this happen. The editing is genuinely awful. The camera shots are school grade. 6th grade to be exact. No jokes landed, no stunts landed. As a director with Talent how do you mess this up. I'm going to go watch the Point Break remake to get this out of my system. At least the end credit music was good. R.I.P. Tupac.
As a hard core classic movie buff I HATE most horrible remakes of old TV shows and "re-invisioned" classic movies. Something about this movie is different though. There is great chemistry between Dax Shepard and Michael Pena in this. The writing and dialogue is crisp and never gets bogged down. Where most movies like this make me groan, this movie made me laugh...and that's something very few so called 'comedies' do for me anymore these days .
An FBI agent goes undercover in the California Highway Patrol as officer Frank "Ponch" Poncherello. Members of the CHP have been robbing cash delivery vehicles and his job is to uncover the perpetrators. At the CHP he is partnered with a 30-something rookie, Jon Baker. Baker is a former professional motorcycle rider with a list of ailments and personal problems who is lucky to be in the CHP. They are very different people and immediately clash.I enjoyed the original CHIPS, the TV series, as a kid. My expectations for this movie weren't too high but initially it went very well. Quite funny, un-PC and fun. Michael Pena, with his particular brand of humour, was great as Ponch and gave the movie the energy and fun it needed. The crime drama side wasn't too bad either.However, from a point (unfortunately nearer the beginning than the end) the writers and director ran out of ideas and resorted to cliché and formula. The humour got weaker and more juvenile, the drama became a series of standard car chases and shoot-outs. Truly funny moments became fewer and further between and watching became a chore.In the end I wished I hadn't bothered.