Timothy Kevin Story (born March 13, 1970) is an American film director.
Some of his notable works include:
- Barbershop (2002)
- Fantastic Four (2005)
- Think Like a Man (2012)
- Think Like a Man Too (2014)
- Ride Along (2014)
- Ride Along 2 (2016)
- Shaft (2019)
- Tom & Jerry (2021)
Tropes associated with Tim Story's work:
- Avoid the Dreaded G Rating: He averted it with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which has a PG rating despite many similar superhero films, including its prequel, are given a PG-13. Played straight with Tom & Jerry, which was PG seemingly over some Toilet Humor.
- Hotter and Sexier: His films feature plenty of fanservice.
- Lighter and Softer: His films usually have a great sense of humor.
- Playing Against Type: Although it's a bit of a stretch considering The Silver Surfer was Lighter and Softer than its predecessor, the most recent Tom & Jerry (2021) officially marks his first foray into family-friendly territory.
- Recut: He made one of Fantastic Four with deleted scenes reincorporated in the film.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: He leans towards the earlier.