YMMV / Paul Blart: Mall Cop

  • Critical Dissonance: Though fans of the movie are quick to admit it's hardly a contender for the best movie of all time, it certainly didn't deserve the amount of panning certain reviewers gave it. Except for Roger Ebert, who gave it three out of four stars.
    • The critics hated the sequel, but it made back its budget on opening weekend and has a CinemaScore of B-.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "Happy birthday, Amy!" Especially the dedication.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The pounding classic rock songs used when Paul rocks out in the arcade, and later when he changes clothes.
  • First Installment Wins: Even though the first movie isn't usually considered a classic, most critics and viewers find it to be a stronger film than the sequel.
  • Memetic Mutation: Photoshopping the movie cover to say incredibly silly things.
  • Sequelitis: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 was given a lambasting by critics. Rotten Tomatoes show a 6% fresh (94% rotten) from 49 reviews, with only three fresh reviews.
  • So Okay, It's Average: One of the main criticisms directed at the film.
  • Tear Jerker: The dating site scene, while played for laughs, underscores how desperately lonely Blart is.
  • The Woobie: Blart has elements of this in some scenes, especially the dating website scenes.