Let's Be Cops is an hour and forty minutes of unintentional irony with very little laughs in-between. I really wanted to laugh at this film, I did. I wanted it to be funny, even though I had a suspicion it wouldn't be. The premise of the film promises an entertaining time at the theatre, despite this not really turning out to be the case. There were so many moments where the two characters try to point out how unrealistic action films are, whether this be after one character makes reference to a film such as Reservoir Dogs or if Justin is attempting to pitch his video game, yet they go on to do just what they say shouldn't happen. They're constantly reminding us about how films and video games are so over the top and unrealistic and that bullets are insanely frightening, yet they proceed this by going ahead and showing over the top and unrealistic action sequences.
The humour that works, and this rarely happens, feels improvised, which says something about the screenplay, although I'm not sure if this is good or bad. There's a chance that it could've been natural dialogue, but when compared to everything else this film has to offer, it's probably not. One of the funniest scenes in the film is a moment I typically groan at in other films, but the choice of song played just made this utterly stupid scene work. It shouldn't have, but it did. Who knew Miley Cyrus had a purpose in this world?
To sum up, Let's Be Cops has a premise that implies a good time, but an execution that says otherwise. It's an hour and forty minutes of unintentional irony with very little laughs and a poor villain in-between. No thank you Mr. Wayans.