An office worker finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, which actually turns out to be the right place at the right time to thwart an attempted robbery / hostage situation. The film begins by taking some time to establish the main character and his silly comedic habits. While in the loo, the criminals arrive, creating some nice juxtapositions between the two scenes. Things escalate to a lot of silly office-based violence.
This was an odd viewing for me, where half the time I was laughing at the deliberately craptastic low-fi 48hours style of the thing, and the other half I felt frustrated by moments that seemed a bit forced and overly self-aware. But like I say, I *was* laughing rather a lot, at low-brow silliness like the commando crawl and roll, the bizarre foley choices, and the amusingly mismatched gruff bad guy voiceover. Maybe the biggest thing I was craving was more dramatic variety, more change in our hero character. I liked the idea behind what I understood to be the motivation for his key shift: seeing one of the bad guys mess up his pile of paperwork, causing him to go into a Rambo-style rage. But it's a good example of an idea that I wanted to see better developed (for instance really labouring over showing him being utterly OCD about the organisation of his desk early on).
So yeah, lots of fun to watch, despite my occasional frustrations, and certainly a nice refresher of the spirit of what most 48HOURS films used to look and feel like.