Friday, March 24

Review: Chips (2017)

Can Chips deliver the funny or fall on the pavement?
So let me start off with a disclaimer, as I feel it's important to do. I did not go into this movie (Chips) knowing what the original was like. I never saw the television show, and I only know the idea of what the original is about.

That being said, after a quick IMDB search, the original TV show was on in the 70's. As we all know, TV back in the day isn't as good as TV today. They couldn't curse as much, they couldn't do any nudity, no ideas of what goes on in the bathroom.

Well if you're a fan of the original, I would steer clear of this version.

It's not that it was a bad movie. It had it's laughs, it has the raunchiness you expect to grown men could create in an R rated movie. It's just something that we've seen before. It's a movie about cops solving a crime, with nudity. That's all I really saw. Now yes, I did laugh a lot in the movie, but that's only because this movie is bringing the comedy minds of children together to create the jokes.

If you don't end up seeing this movie, don't get mad. If you've seen any other movie with Dax Shepard, just pretend that you've seen Chips, and tell people the synopsis of any other Dax Shepard movie. They won't know the difference because I am sure they themselves haven't seen Chips either.

Stay through the credits for some extra funny scenes.

3 out of 5

What would I have changed? (Spoilers)
Click here to read what I would Change
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Billy Billy (Editor) - Billy has seen many movies over the years. He enjoys comedies and anything action, including the summer blockbuster movies. You can follow Billy on Twitter here.


30 comments:

  1. I don't understand why they have to ruin something good by adding unnecessary raunch.

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  2. I agree, they could have left the raunchy out and it would have been better.

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  3. I am a millennial and I can agree that most people will not have seen the original chips and it's a good thing you noted that it's not necessary to watch this movie I thought it was funny not amazing but good.

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  4. I'm sorry, did you just say that TV in the 70's wasn't as good as it is today? You would be wrong. But I digress. With that being said, I went into this movie thinking I was going to hate it, but I liked it. I found it to be pretty funny. It's not better then the TV show though.......

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  5. i would say tv was better in the 70's. i watch a lot of the old shows and they are great. i would not like this movie b/c i did not like the tv show. not my style. i dont think you need to add raunchiness and bad language to make a good movie.

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  6. I used to watch the old t.v show, and I think this movie would be cute. I don't think it would be worth paying to see a movie theater, however I would watch it want to comes to Redbox.

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  7. Grew up on CHIPS, though that the movie would miss the mark. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the movie and so did my friend. People smiled leaving the theater which is a good sign. Was the raunch a bit over the top- Yes. That could have been toned down but it was funny. Who doesn't enjoy comedy.

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  8. Redbox for sure!

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  9. I like the action. I wish they could leave out the raunchy stuff and the some of the bad language. I also watch chips back then.

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  10. I haven't seen this yet and really can't wait to get around to see it.I watched CHIPS growing up and it was one of my favorite shows!

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  11. Delivered the funny! :)

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  12. I'm familiar with both versions of CHiPs. But I must say, that although Dax Shepard played similar styles in this film as he had in his others, he delivered his portrayal of the character quite well in my opinion. I mean, Jason Stathom is Jason Stathom in every movie he works in, but does he deliver short on any of his performances? No. And this is because the character simply matches his performance style. Furthermore, the raunchiness is for new age enjoyment, so it is easy to subjectively have distaste for this film if one is apart from the "in-group." Taking an objective analysis, I'd say this comedy was well put together. I do wish it incorporated more of the 70s series' humor to rope in a larger demographic.

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  13. I liked it

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  14. I was not impressed. The made Ponch into a Sex Addict and the humor was far too low brow.

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  15. Funnier than I thought it'd be...

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  16. it was ok I think they tried to hard...

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  17. Luis Guillermo CruzMarch 30, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    I still haven't seen it

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  18. The movie was far better than I expected, but my expectations were pretty low. They used a lot of sexual innuendo and crude humor. It was cute, but definitely not a great movie. They delivered laughs through a lot of raunchy jokes and conversation -- but some of it was pretty funny. Other than that, it was a standard cops and inside bad guys kind of movie. Nothing extraordinary or special.

    I'm not a huge fan of raunchy humor, so that may affect my view, but I would give it a 5 on a scale of 10. Wait for the DVD instead of spending the ticket price. AND -- don't watch it with your mother or anyone easily offended by crude humor or sexually related conversation. LOL!

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  19. Thanks for the review on "Chips". I am a fan of the tv show and would have been thoroughly disappointed at the bad language, etc.

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  20. Freaking Hilarious... Had me crying laughing...I expected it to be like 21 JUMP STREET and was way better... Anyone with a brain saw the trailer to this would have known it's nothing like the original... That being said...4 out of 5 motorcycles for Comedy and a Great time to laugh.

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  21. I still have not seen it but I have seen the original. I think I am going to wait for this to come on Netflix.

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  22. Chips was pretty funny. Michael Pena is one of the funniest scores working today and he has great chemistry with Dad Shepard.

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  27. Saw it and enjoyed it, also liked some of the cameo's.

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  28. Steller! I can't wait for part 2!

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