With his most successful achievement slowly gathering that glorifying dust of 'can't beat the hayday', it appears that Paul Blart: Mall Cop, is a hypoglycemic's inglorious attempt at a bar set too high.
However, this being Kevin James' first lead role means the film is certainly not without it's charms and can almost guarantee his K.J. stamp of authenticity.
Paul, a 'sticks & stones' toughened security guard whose debilitating condition of hypoglycemic, heart-broken push-over, makes him one of the most sympathetic characters. To quote him: "Food is the healer". Reaching for the peanut butter to spread on his pancakes "It helps fill in the cracks of the heart. Go away pain" he mutters to himself.
Now as if keeping the peace in the mall wasn't hard enough, enter: the bad guys. The plot thickens as a bunch of rogue BMXers, free runners and skateboarders hold up the mall's bank of all banks. Debuting a surprise appearance from none other than professional skateboarder, Mike Vallely. This motley crue of social misfits, whose grand plan thwarted by an out of shape security guard limited to a Segway, was altogether embarrassing, the only thing missing would have been a "Grrr!".
However, the films simple premise allowed for the comedy to take rightful place and with Kevin James as front man it wouldn't be a miss to expect an uproarious laugh.