Triple H (along with a big yellow bus) promoted the UK release of WWE Studios’ The Chaperone outside London’s O2 Arena today. Here’s a pic and a look at the Blu-ray edition of the movie.
“Ray Bradstone (Triple H) is the best “wheel man in the business,” but he is determined to go straight and be the best parent he can be to his daughter, Sally (Winter). As Ray struggles to find honest work, his old bank-robbing crew, led by Phillip Larue (Corrigan), offers him one last job. He agrees at first, but changes his mind at the last second leaving the crew without a driver. Ray decides instead to serve as a “chaperone” for Sally’s school field trip. When the robbery goes awry, Larue blames Ray and chases the school bus all the way to the Museum of Natural History in New Orleans. Ray must deal with Larue, while supervising Sally’s class on what becomes one of the craziest school trips ever.”
Quick review of the movie
The first thing that should be said about The Chaperone is that the trailers (especially the first one that WWE promptly took down when it surfaced) do not give the movie justice.
Those put me off checking it out until now, but actually this is a fun watch and surprisingly Triple H’s acting aint half bad. In particular his performance in the most important scenes – those with his on screen daughter (played by Ariel Winter) – are actually very well done and are convincing.
I won’t delve into the plot but will say some of it is a little too unbelievable at times. By no means is the movie spectacular but I got some entertainment from it, if only to get a glimpse at what Triple H can bring to the big screen. He did pretty well and I was somewhat intrigued throughout.
I’d recommend giving it a watch once, and if you’re able to sit down as a family or with the kids then that’s probably the best way for the comedy to be appreciated a little better. Blu-ray helps it’s case as the picture quality is stunning, so if you’re planning to rent/buy it then do go for that.
Fans in UK/Europe can buy The Chaperone on Blu-ray now at Silvervision.co.uk.