Hooligan V and I went to go check out TAG last night, and man was it a fun one! It's another movie to leave the kids at home for and enjoy with your buddies. TAG is inspired by a real group of friends that have played the same game of Tag for the past 30 years well into adulthood across the country. The movie stars Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Isla Fisher, Hannibal Buress, Jeremy Renner, and Leslie Bibb and is directed by Jeff Tomsic.
From the get-go, this one stepped right into the game. It was easy to get lost in the quips, but the story was simple - tag their friend who has never been tagged before in 30 years in the midst of his wedding week. Though there were some remnants of what felt like The Hangover in here, TAG in itself still stands alone like the cheese that nobody wanted... but wanted to watch cause it's a movie.
The film had its own style which added to the fun and truly played off of the badass-ness of Jeremy Renner's agent-like status. All-in-all, there's not much more to say but that it was a great ride all the way through even if the end did feel a bit rushed and oddly circumstantial, out of left field- you get the idea. If you get a chance to see it in theaters, I definitely recommend seeing it with a group of your friends (we caught a few groups playing tag outside in the parking lot after the movie).
On a final note (not a spoiler), stay for the credits to hear Jeremy Renner singing. It was also cool to see the original people that inspired the movie.
On a personal level, it served to remind me that films should be fun when you make them as well as when you watch them, which is something I feel us business creatives sometimes forget from time to time. Here's to more fun films in the future!!
Written by: J. Hooligan