As many of you know, I've been a big fan of most of Will Ferrell's movies. I overlooked The Other Guys when it came out in 2010. My brother had recommended I see it, and I eventually got around to it. It's basically Will Ferrell's take on action movies.
The plot begins with the bizarre deaths of New York's most famous police officers. Their absence leaves many policemen trying to fill in the heroic void. Detective Terry Hoitz sees this as a chance for him and his partner Allen to escape the dull life of office duty.
Initially being unsuccessful as heroes, they gain some luck after Allen's boring permit case turns out to uncover a big story concerning a corrupt businessman and many others. However they more they go after justice, the little help they get from their superiors. But after many comical blunders, they get closer to the truth.
Overall I ended up really liking The Other Guys. I thought Terry and Allen worked really well as two detectives who have nothing in common and often never get along. Also the scene where Terry meets Allen's wife was hilarious. It's often ridiculous and stupid on purpose, but the political truths at the end showed that it wasn't just a goofy comedy.