The main character of this movie are divided into three teams:
Each team has their own reason to rob a bank. The problem is, all of them were happen to rob the same bank on the same day.
The story then moved around the interaction between the three teams, with their hostages, and the police, that were headed by the beautiful Nirina Zubir and her partner Boy William (who speaks English most of the time).
Beside the eight stand-up comedian (comics) who were playing as characters with their own name, “Comic 8″ is filled with a lot of familiar names like: Indro Warkop, Henky Solaiman, Agus Kuncoro, Pandji Pragiwaksono, Nikita Mirzani, Agung Hercules, Ge Pamungkas, Ence Bagus, Cak Lontong, Candil , Jeremy Teti, Kiki Fatmala, Laila Sari, and Coboy Junior.
As an action comedy movie, it may not be hilarious, but it’s not totally not funny either. It made me laugh at some parts and smile at other parts. Yes, some jokes are somewhat cliche, some dialogs might be better left unsaid, and there were some missing details that degraded the movie great potential to be better. Yet as a whole movie, it’s still a nice entertainment that are worth to watch.
I like the use of flashbacks to revealed the background of each robbers and surprises that came with each flashback. The movie is visually interesting for my eyes too.
For the action part, I found it pretty cool, with all those shootings with multiple kinds of weapons, from revolver, bazooka, machine gun, and explosions caused by dynamites and grenades.
The best part of this movie, for me, is the unpredictable twists. While my favorite character is Mongol Mungil 😀
This is the trailer that made me want to watch the movie in the first place:
Lucky me, I got two free tickets from a twitter quiz held by @pandji, and got to watched the movie with him (and other winners) as a bonus.