Movie Monday: Blockers Review

A comedy starring Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz. They play as Lisa, Mitchell, and Hunter, respectively, as parents. The goal? To prevent their teenage kids from having sex on prom night.

A connection to each of the three families is established out of the gate with the backstories of the three girls. The three girls on this journey are Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan), and Sam (Gideon Adlon). The chemistry between these three young women were great. It felt like they have been friends for years and years.

Teenagers from Blockers
Image by: vox.com

As far as the parents are concerned, Lisa was the highlighted character when it came to the story line, but Mitchell and Hunter were there for comic relief. I knew Ike Barinholtz was going to be good from his days back on Mad TV, but I had my doubts about John Cena. John Cena knocked it out of the park. He did a great job delivering his lines and was much funnier than I originally thought he was going to be. Leslie was funny, but I had more sympathy towards her and her feelings toward her daughter as the movie played out.

Parents Blockers
Image by: Youtube.com

The movie was a great laugh overall. A small portion of the jokes/punchlines fell short, but I would highly recommend Blockers if you want to laugh. The goal behind this story has been done before, but there are a couple of parts that I didn’t see coming which was refreshing to see.

The only other issue I had was a scene where the three parents were trying to figure out where their children have gone to try to stop them from having sex. Before we could see how they escaped the predicament they were seen running down the street saying “that was close.” It would’ve been interesting to see how it all played out since the movie was one hour and 42 minutes long.

Final score: 7/10

Have you seen Blockers? What did you think of it? Did you have any issues with the film? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

The trailer for Blockers is below.

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