... that is to say, No, you should not pay to see Paul Blart: Mall Cop. If you have some kind of a free pass, by all means, enjoy. If you wait and watch it on television, even better. It's definitely not worth $10 though.
Mall Cop is a one joke movie. Almost every gag in the film is rooted in some variation on the theme: Paul Blart is fat and pathetic. It's funny for the first 10 minutes and then the funny fat jokes are few and far between. I did laugh out loud during the bar scene, though.
I was actually kind of preoccupied for a lot of the movie trying to understand why this movie was released in January. The whole movie takes place around Thanksgiving with the majority of it on black Friday. If I were contracted by the movie studios to organize the release dates of their movies, I would have released Mall Cop on 11/26/08 instead of Four Christmases and then put Four Christmases out on 12/5/08 when the biggest release was Punisher: War Zone.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop wasn't terrible. It is rated PG so it's clean humor for the entire family. In my opinion it's virtually impossible to make a live action PG family comedy that's original and sharp. While Mall Cop didn't disprove my theory, it was much better than I thought it would be.
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