for some violence
Action | Comedy
Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui
Release Date/In Theaters
-by Ginger Shelby
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is the obvious sequel to Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In the first movie, the mild mannered Mall Cop, Paul Blart faces a serious organized crime ring. In round two, it seems that Blart has earned a bit of a vacation. After six years of faithful service, Blart is headed off to a well-deserved vacation with his daughter. Of course, things do not go as expected and this holiday takes some unexpected turns. This family movie review things that this is a fun movie for all but the youngest members of the family.
This movie was rated PG for some violence, as most good guy/bad guy movies do. It has its share of silliness, and antics. All is well until the bad guys enter the scene. Blart must once again put on the Mall Cop uniform and save the day. Blart’s vacation is cut short when bad buys try to take down the hotel. Blart must come to the rescue.
There is a man wielding a gun. Blart is hit by a car, but gets right back up, only a little dazed. There is some scary zip lining, an attack by a large bird, and some general hand-to-hand fight scenes. Blart accidentally slugs an elderly cleaning lady and knocks her out. There is one scene where he flirts with a female mounted police officer. They exchange phone numbers. He smacks the horse to get it to run, but the horse kicks him into a car. These antics are mostly used to present a slapstick comedy element to the movie.
This move has a little more than the typical G rated movie in terms of people getting hurt and scary scenes. Blart’s daughter does meet a boy and begin a romance, but the elements of that romance are not presented in detail, other than that they are interested in each other. This movie is probably appropriate for those years seven or eight or above. It may be appropriate for younger children depending on their prior exposure to these movie elements. This parental guide to the movies thinks that this movie is a good family movie, but only with a bit of caution for the youngest members of the family.
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