With director Brett Ratner and co-star Eddie Murphy involved in the Oscars® ceremony as producer and newly announced host respectively, Tower Heist’s profile cannot help but have been raised. Whether it needed the boost or not, that boost must surely be in effect for what in all fairness already looks for all the world to be a perfectly serviceable comedy film.

Whether the world needs another perfectly serviceable film of any type from Brett Ratner, Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller, when they have between them given us far more accomplished films like Red Dragon, Trading Places, 48 Hours, Dodgeball and Zoolander is a question for another day. We can only hope that we will not face the experience of another ho-hum film from all concerned and will instead be treated to something a little grander. Fingers crossed and all that.

Thank you to ComingSoon for what we are about to receive.