Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson in this 2016 action comedy as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joins up with comedian Kevin Hart. Directed by Rawson M. Thurber, the film features a star-studded ensemble including the likes of Jason Bateman, Aaron Paul and Amy Ryan alongside the previously mentioned pair who take up the film’s lead roles.
20 years after waving goodbye to his high school peers, Calvin Joyner (Hart) – who now works as a forensic accountant and endures a rocky marriage with his high school sweetheart, Maggie – receives an enigmatic message from the muscular Bob Stone (Johnson) who goes on to reveal the fact that he is one of Calvin’s old high school friends, Robbie Weirdicht. Now a hulking CIA agent, Joyner is bemused by the transformation and doesn’t recognise the man who he agrees to meet. This get even worse for Joyner as he asked to trust the word of stranger after Stone is accused by CIA agents of being rogue operative who plans on selling satellite codes in an auction. Stone convinces his old friend to help him clear his name and bring the real code thief to justice, with the pair setting out on an adrenaline-fuelled adventure to save their country.
Central Intelligence – Sunday 6:00pm on Sky Cinema (Action).