‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ Reviews: Critics And Audiences Disagree, Box Office Numbers Almost Beat ‘Furious 7’

The Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 reviews are pouring in and already there is a marked disagreement between professional movie critics and the average Joe from the audiences. The Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 box office numbers are looking fairly decent, leaving the movie riding the Segway of success.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, the Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 premiere set a new Guinness World Record for two new odd reasons, although all of them involved riding s Segway.

While walking the red carpet, actor Kevin James explained what he had intended for the movie.

“We wanted to do it only if it could be bigger and better, and that’s what we did. We never planned on making one until people were asking me: ‘What’s going on with this character? When can we see him again?’ And when my fans were asking that enough, I said: ‘I just don’t want to do a movie that’s parallel to the first one. I want a bigger plot form, and make it bigger in every way, with the physical comedy, the emotion, everything like that.”

Unfortunately, the Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 reviews disagree completely, although critics do agree James relies heavily on slapstick humor. The problem is, critics do not think these antics are funny at all.

“It takes approximately thirty seconds for Kevin James and Nick Bakay to undo any existing good will viewers might have for its predecessor. ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ succeeds only at being aggravating,” one reviewer wrote, with another noting how it fails to entertain.

“[The movie] is a boring, lifeless, lazily written movie with Kevin James’ cheap, slapstick gags repeated ad nauseam.”

Over on Rotten Tomatoes, the Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 reviews from critics are very similar in that no one seems to like the movie. According to reviewer Andy Webster of the New York Times, the biggest problem is that the movie rehashes old ideas.

“You won’t find much offensive in Kevin James’s slick, innocuous vehicle Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. You won’t find much prompting an emotional reaction in general, so familiar are the jokes and situations.”

Audiences disagree with critics, with 58 percent giving a positive in the audience section of the Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 reviews. For example, Matt F writes that everyone should just ignore the snobby critics.

“Ignore what the critics say about this movie. If you want to go and enjoy a movie for 1 1/2 hours GO SEE THIS MOVIE. It’s not trying to be Citizen Kane, just relax and enjoy this great movie.”

The bad Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 reviews are not doing too much to slow down its success. According to Deadline, the box office numbers have the film in second place right behind Furious 7, with a three-day trajectory of $22.8 to $23.6 million almost keeping up with the $26 to $28 million being generated by Vin Diesel’s latest action flick. Who knew that a Segway could keep up with muscle cars?