Movie Review – CHiPs (2017)

California!  Fast bikes!  Lame jokes!

BQB here with a review of the schlock fest, “CHiPs.”

It seems like every old show of yesteryear is destined to be brought back as a parody today, and CHiPs, a 1970s-1980s show about a duo of California Highway motorcycle patrolmen is the latest victim.

In this go around, Dax Shepard plays Jon Baker, a motorcycle daredevil turned rookie patrol officer and Michael Pena plays Ponch, an FBI agent assigned to infiltrate CHiPs in order to expose corrupt cops within the unit.

The critics have lambasted this movie wholeheartedly.  I have to admit, it is a movie that I could take or leave.  To its credit, there were a few things I found funny that made me laugh, always a good sign of a comedy.  However, by the end, I found myself fiddling with my phone and letting it play in the background, so it wasn’t able to capture my interest all the way through.

There are some cool bike chase scenes and part of me wonders if just a straight up serious film about California bike cops vs. crooks minus the comedy might have been more successful.

STATUS: Bordeline shelf-worthy.  I laughed a couple of times but had I never rented it, I don’t think I would have missed much.

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4 thoughts on “Movie Review – CHiPs (2017)

  1. You mean the original wasn’t a comedy? Oh…

  2. Not nearly enough motorcycle chases and way too many lame ass jokes used over and over and over again.

    • You saw it too? I laughed when he carried him to the tub and got penis slapped in the face. Also, I agreed with Ponch’s stance on homophobia. “Homophobia” once meant you were afraid to give gay people rights. Today it has morphed into if you are a dude and you would rather get a hug from a woman in a bikini than a naked dude, then you must be a homophobe. I’m not saying don’t be wary of homophobia, just don’t water down the term. It is possible to be for gay rights but also to not be cool with hugging a naked dude.

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