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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.
Fun and funny- Bruce and Lloyd were worth a half a star for their antics alone.
First of all, since my dad introduced me to the original television series a few years back, it would be very easy for me to point out how much they got “wrong.” The problem is I liked the movie version of everything better.
Max and 99’s relationship was much more yummy in the film. SPEAKING OF 99, I so want to be here when I grow up. Seriously. She had a ridiculously rare combination of sex appeal and kick-ass-ness. And when she uses her sexuality as a weapon, it’s entirely on her own terms. She’s pretty much my role model now. I know that sounds like a joke, but I’m at least halfway serious.
Max wasn’t nearly incompetent enough, but…
From my old Netflix reviews:
The fact that Get Smart isn't a completely incomprehensible mess is a miracle to begin with. Add in Steve Carell perfectly cast as Maxwell Smart and you've got a rather amusing Hollywood action-comedy romp. Alan Arkin and Terence Stamp deliver the two funniest lines in the movie and get the best deadpan material to work with. Most of the story is inconsequential and the chemistry between Carell and Anne Hathaway is nothing to write home about, yet serviceable for this type of movie. It's light and inoffensive and doesn't pander to any one demographic, which is a nice change of pace for the Hollywood usual.
Spoof spy films have been done before but I loved this more than the rest. The cast worked together so well, plus I love Steve Carrell. Good action scenes, guns and a mystery villian. Awesome stuff coming together into a great movie.
It has some major pacing-problems... it has a boring score and technical side... but it's funny! The whole cast is awesome and I love the characters they are portraying!
Maybe one of those films, who deserved a better run at the box office. Could have been a great franchise, a kind of a new "Naked Gun".
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.
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