As we recover from the long holiday weekend, another celebration commences today. It's Kevin Hart's 42nd birthday! The comedic superstar has been busting our guts for years. And more recently he's been getting into more serious roles as well. Just last month, Hart released a Netflix film on Father's Day titled "Fatherhood." So, to salute this talented actor and icon, we've pulled together three Kevin Hart movies that are amongst his highest-rated films so far. With the positive trajectory Hart has in the industry, we don't see an end in sight.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
If you're a fan of the children's novel series in which this film is based on, you're going to love this. It's no surprise that Kevin Hart has starred in many movies since beginning his career in comedy. But this is actually his highest-rated film according to the critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Hart always brings an incredible energy to every movie he makes. And even if the film isn't live action, Hart's voice is so animated already that he breathes life into this character. With help from the other voice talents, the film invigorates audiences as the actors tap into their childhood spirit and creativity.
Coming up as his 2nd highest-rated film on RT, we have this Chris Rock/Kevin Hart collaboration. We'll admit that Hart's role in this film isn't very long. But he proves to everyone that even with limited time, he can still dazzle audiences with some classic Kevin Hart comedy. His role is that of Charles, the Ivy League agent of Andre Allen (Chris Rock). The bulk of Hart's time screen time is spent on the phone with Andre. They talk about all the bad decisions that Hart's character has let Andre make regarding his choices in various films. Even when Hart is by himself in a room with just a phone, he can somehow make us laugh out loud.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Our third pick is a popular one that certainly deserves to be in the top three. The flick has Hart as a video game character. His weaknesses include speed, strength...and cake. But hey, at least he's good at holding the other players' weapons. The premise is that Hart and his co-stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black are all characters in a game being played by some kids in detention at their high school. So not only does Hart have to embody the player from the game, but he also has to pretend to be a kid from high school trapped in his character's body. His ability to make fun of himself and others while staying in character is amazing and hilarious.
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