Eddie Murphy is obviously trying to hurt the world on purpose. Why else would he inflict this "movie" on the masses? (I say "movie" with quotation marks because stringing together one poop joke after another is not what I'd call a movie. I'd call that sixth grade.)
Remember Raw-era Eddie Murphy? The Eddie Murphy who shit-talked Bill Cosby and wore the tightest leather pants in the universe? Or remember Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop? Yeah, well, forget about that Eddie Murphy. All we have now is an Eddie Murphy who lazily fulfills contractual studio obligations by making stupid comedies about spacemen who poop money. I'm not kidding. This actually happens in his new movie. And it happens inside an Old Navy.
The normally excellent Ed Helms, of The Office and The Daily Show, plays the jerky, mutinous, and not-funny-even-once second-in-command of ye olde S.S. Eddie Murphy, who in a not-so-clever Star Trek reference, is named Number Two. I mention this only because I cried a little bit when Murphy, after regaining control of the ship from the evil Helms, declares, "Sorry Earth! Sometimes Number Two happens!" Oh my Christ.
Eventually, through a series of goofy mishaps (involving a lot of product placement and a hot dog eating contest, natch), the li'l Nils learn an important lesson about love and I don't know, poop I guess. Anyway, it stops them from destroying Earth, which seems like a good thing until you consider that Eddie Murphy still lives here.
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Helms. Directed by Brian Robbins. Rated PG