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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.
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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 really love the old TV show, and while the film never achieves its awesomeness, it is actually a very enjoyable comedy, which pays a respectful tribute to its original source.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and I don't know what to say about this project. Because yes it is good but it does have problems as I will discuss as we progress through this review. The contents in a nutshell well the agency got destroyed and alongside that many agents lose their life but the ones that survive this tragic accident have one mission to bring whoever done this to justice. The comedy level is mainly based around Steve and Anne partnership [it is mostly scripted dialogue and quick comebacks] but there are some really good sketch scenes such as the individual shield seats where no one can actually hear anyone. But now on to a…
Fun movie but, in the end stupid and meaningless.
Mah...non é tanto divertente...
Simply speaking, this reworking of the 1960s TV comedy is no match for it in terms of comedic value. That said, Carell is often amusing as Maxwell Smart, and his commitment to the role helps lift the mediocre plot. Strong casting considered, a missed opportunity.
The original series is pretty alright.
It's not the worst film adaption of a TV show and it's not the best. Get Smart has really funny moments at times and sometimes it gets a little absurd with the comedy, but I can't judge because comedy is a very tricky thing. There could be something you laugh at and then something you don't but someone else might find it funny. I have to say than that for me Get Smart made me laugh at times with it's comedy and than sometimes it made think why the hell I'm watching this silly movie but I did enjoy it. Have to say it kind of reminds me of a Naked Gun film at times.
I would do anything to be with Anne Hathaway and I like her in every thing she's just too hot but I don't like it if she's in a film were Steve Carell Isis being annoying through out the entire movie.
I don’t really remember when I first saw the “Get Smart” tv show and the catchphrases and style of the show was part of my pop culture awareness for as long as I can remember. With an adaptation of a 60s tv show it can strictly follow the template of the original or update things or go for camp. With the new Get Smart they rather surpringly manage to capture the spirit of the original while allowing the cast to bring something new to the characters. Steve Carrel works wonderfully as Maxwell Smart and doesn’t imitate Don Adams’ Smart, but manages to capture more of the attitude of his character, in a similar way to Cate Blanchett in I’m Not…
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