Tag (2018) is an action comedy film that is based on a true story of a 30-year old game of tag that was written in a Wall Street Journal article. Directed by Jeff Tomsic, this film has a star-studded cast list including Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Isla Fisher. The premise of this film is that Jerry (Renner) is about to retire from the 30+ year of tag to settle down in married life, but he has never been tagged in his life and it is up to the other members of the group to take this last opportunity to get him.
What makes this film a very good film for me is the ending. There is a twist that may be predictable for other people, but I personally didn’t see coming. It wraps up the story nicely, and matches the tones and themes that the film was tackling throughout and fits well to make it consistent and coherent. They also refer back to the original source at the end credits of the film, and show home videos of them playing their game of tag. This is also a nice touch as a lot of the methods they used in real life was replicated in the film, and it feels like they are staying true to the source material.
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Is this the best comedy in the past few years? No. Is this an example of sophisticated film-making that will be a major Oscar contender? Of course not. However, this is a fun little film that has a great balance of comedy and action. You end up loving the friendship between all of these characters, and at the end of the film, you may find yourself wanting to connect with your old friends once again. If a film can make you feel like that, then I say that it is successful. If you liked Game Night, or even if you didn’t, I would highly recommend checking this film out.
Have you seen Tag yet? What did you think of it? Comment down below and I will make sure to check it out.
Until next time, that was some film for thought.