Step Brothers – 2008 had caught my attention a long time before it came out because of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, especially after Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) in which both of them intertwined superbly.
The fact is, in Step Brothers, both Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are still very good. They can still make people laugh from the beginning to the end.
The plot is basically interesting enough to set up a condition for Will and John to play baby. The filming is okay which virtually has nothing to be criticized.
However this movie kind of received many opposite comments.
Many people like it because of many laugh-out-loud scenes (fighting, cursing, struggling, sexing, etc). And some scenes are more like theatrical comedy with a lot of funny lines/quotes that I like.
But some people didn’t really like this movie. I guess the flow of the episodes upset some audience. I also feel that the director can either make it better in some way or the plot can be changed a little bit by adding or reducing characters.
I think after Step Brothers, there will soon be a truly better movie with both Will and John.