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.
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.
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.
Laughed three times.
Film really surprised me - was great!!
You'd think a feature length modification of a beloved '60s comedy television series would be as funny as its source material, but you'd be wrong. So very wrong. Then again, it serves me right for watching a movie involving Dwayne Johnson.
Siento que, para la época, Steve Carell era el actor ideal para representar a Max.
Me divertí bastante. Las actuaciones son muy buenas y la historia fresca, simulando el tono de la serie de televisión, pero transportado a la actualidad (mencionando más acción, más explosiones y más momentos de riesgos de los que se presentaron en la serie de televisión), algo que estaba claro que pasaría y que, en mi opinión, se logró con éxito.
Nekas nelīdzinās oriģinālajam, totālā retro seriālam, taču nevar noliegt, ka šī versija ir labi izdevusies. Protams, ar neizbēgamajiem modernizējumiem, jo Aukstais karš jau it kā ir beidzies. Karelam vienkārši piestāv "āksta, kurš ir pārāk labās domās par sevi" tēls un tas nospēlē lielu lomu.
I simply hate hollywood movies about Russia. I hate them all. There's nothing else that pisses me off as much as american film-makers trying their best in making our country look stupid, degrading and preposterous. C'mon it was 2007 when you shot this movie not 50s! There's no point in persuading people that Russia is one big communist country of angry people who only wish to blow your shiny Los Angeles. The fuck really?!
Russian people don't look like that, don't talk like that, don't dance like that, we don't have such clothes in our wardrobes, and our cities aren't stuck in 15th century! Just stop!
Stop with this shit.
Max the would-be agent (Steve Cavell) puts together mind-numbingly boring analytical reports but longs for promotion to an agent. Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) is back in business and needs a new partner. And Control, the US secret service no one knows about, is in peril from Chaos, the Russian-bankrolled radioactivity programme masterminded by Siegfried (Terence Stamp), who plan to kill the President (James Caan).
'Get Smart' was originally a 1960s spoof spy series and nothing much has changed in its transfer to the big screen, although the jokes are a bit more juvenile (now and again it is funny, for example the scene with the rat and the ending in the Disney Hall). But if you leave your brain at home you might just enjoy this.
I had a lot of fun here, Steve Carell is great. Not much else to say, pretty boilerplate in my opinion but Steve brings a lot of energy and life to the film.
The things I do for Rocktober.
Looking at the release date, I'm guessing that this film will have gone into production around the same time that the first season of Chuck began to air. The two have a lot in common - a novice agent, a more experienced female partner, a tough guy agent on the sidelines. The ingredients are all there. Somehow the makers of Chuck produced a delicious fluffy souffle of a show while the makers of Get Smart could only manage a lumpy gruel. Get Smart looks like season 5 Chuck, after the budget had been chopped and the characters had been driven into the ground and they'd been coasting along on in-jokes and cameos for a couple of seasons.
I laughed but not great by any means.
Love every second of this movie