2017 | DIR. DAX SHEPARD | REVIEW BY GLENN COCHRANE.
For better of worse, remakes are now a common feature in the Hollywood landscape, and when it comes to the television remakes, the good ones flirt with convention and flip the original genres on their heads. 21 Jump Street, for example, took a serious teen crime series and turned it into a comedy, and the upcoming Baywatch film has done the same. And so too has CHIPS, starring Dax Shepard and Michael Peña.
I’m not going to lie. CHIPS is not a good movie. It just isn’t. But it is a fun movie… and surely there’s merit to be had in having a few laughs and a good time. Therefore, I am not going to be too harsh on it, but rather generous in my reprisal. The concluding 6 out of 10 might seem like a poor rating, but I assure you, it’s a high 6.