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Saving The World...And Loving It!
When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the evil plans of KAOS and its crafty operative?
For fans of one of the most one sided comedians out there this probably constitutes a good time.
For the rest of us it passes the time a lot like having to go to the toilet really badly without one available nearby.
It starts off ok but becomes increasingly uncomfortable with the orgasmic feeling of release once it's over and you can finally let go.
Was it worth re-watching this achingly inessential movie for Bill Murray's 37-second cameo? I would argue it was not.
I definitely liked Get Smart a lot more on this second time around. It's a fun time-killer, but still nothing amazing. The action scenes happened to be entertaining enough. Some of the random things that Steve Carell say are really funny, and I think that him and Anne Hathaway had some very amusing banter going on in their scenes together. I've always been a big Hathaway fan, and not just because of her looks (although that has a tremendous amount to do with it) so it was cool to see her in a decent comedy, along with the supporting cast.
I avoided this one in the cinema, and I only rented it because I was craving some Annie Hathaway.
You know what? It's funny and clever and offers amusing performances by The Rock (of course) and The Great Khali (!!!). Not all the jokes work, but Carrell and Hathaway have great chemistry, and the action scenes are solid.
In short: It's far better than I expected it to be.
I want to take special notice of a particularly well-done scene, that of the dance-off at Fishdick's party. On the surface, it starts as a typical, lazy "fat girls are ugly" joke. But Max is formerly obese, which gives him tremendous empathy about her situation. And then they kick ass on the dancefloor, and the girl flips the bird at the skinny bitches who initially laughed at the dorky Max. It's a short scene played for laughs, but I love the subversion.
A comic spy caper starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway which was surprisingly good fun.
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Steve Carell is and always will be one of my favorite comedians of all time. This may be nowhere near his best work, but I still can appreciate it.
I'm not sure exactly what it was about this one that charmed me as much as it did last time around (2,5 stars), but in my defense that was five years ago...
Not really all that funny, not really very charming, and not really all that much chemistry between Carell and Hathaway. In short I'm badazzled to understand why I gave it a pass then, but it certainly wasn't because I thought it was such a great parody of spy-movies.
Anyway. Some of the comedy works, so it wasn't like it was a complete waste of time. I probably would have enjoyed a few things a bit more if I hadn't watched the TV-show 'Chuck' like five times or something, but that's hardly something I can blame 'Get Smart' with. I will say this, thou; Hathaway is no Yvonne Strahovski.
(Nope, now it's springcleaned out of my collection for ever)
Austin Powers much?
Entertaining for what it is. Carrell is as always so weird and funny that it is just enjoyable waAnne Hathaway actually does a pretty good job next to him :-)
I never really watched the original tv show, so can't really compare it to that. Also my expectations weren't very high and I found myself laughing fairly regularly. Yes, it isn't hugely original, or VERY funny, but I have seen a lot worse films based on old tv-shows (Starsky & Hutch & Dukes of Hazzard to name but two). Carell is good in the lead role and has people around him who know what they are doing and play against him quite well.
These Letterboxd people are too tough on comedies.
Had a lot of laughs, but the movie isn't very smart, and there is no element of surprise.
A film that took itself too seriously at times & not seriously enough at others was supposed to be fun, but only halfway succeeded.
“Get Smart” is one of the many movies based on the popular TV show. This time it’s Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway who star. The movie is a success, unlike the other movies, and very funny. Maxwell Smart is an intelligent analyst for the secret agency CONTROL, but all he wants is to become a real secret agent. He has the knowledge, but no experience. After a serious incident, his chief can’t ignore him anymore and sends Smart into the world as a spy. Together with Agent 99 he has to stop terrorists.
Carell is almost a guarantee for fun. In “Get Smart” he proofs that again. He is the perfect choice for this hilarious role. Anne Hathaway is not…
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첩보기관 ‘컨트롤’의 정보분석가 맥스웰 스마트(스티브 카렐 분)는 현장 요원이 되고 싶어 하지만, 상관은 그의 분석 능력을 아껴 계속 내근으로 돌린다. 그러나 적 조직인 ‘카오스’가 컨트롤의 지하 기지를 습격하여 쑥대밭으로 만들고, 요원들의 정보를 훔쳐 공개해 버린다. 이에 신분이 노출되지 않았던 맥스웰이 현장 요원으로 차출되어 성형수술로 신분을 감춘 베테랑 요원 99(앤 해서웨이 분)와 한 팀이 된다. 카오스는 미국 대통령이 참석한 콘서트장에 핵폭탄을 설치하고, 맥스웰과 요원 99는 테러를 막기 위해 동분서주한다.
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