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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?
I love this movie. Sue me.
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.
fucking hell. nothing. not even a smirk.
Missed it by that much.
Really funny. Definitely better than I was expecting.
Get Smart is a really fun comedy action film with hilarious performances and cool action.
Have you ever imagined what Michael Scott would be like if he left Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and became a secret agent. Well I have good news because that movie has been made. Steve Carell and his excellent deadpan humor is in full force throughout this movie as lovable, clueless Agent Maxwell Smart. Anne Hathaway doesn't really do anything to stand out, but provides a good outlet for Carell's comedic talent. The smaller role players in Arkin, the Rock, Terry Crews, and David Koechner all have moments that are hilarious...especially Koechner who is a personal favorite of mine. Overall this movie has lots of funny moments, a good cast overall, and actually a pretty good twist I didn't see coming…
Lots of laughs in the spirit of the source material and genuinely good chemistry between the leads, this was a solid comedy that deserved a sequel.
The entire film looks like it was shot for television. Ropey visual effects, poorly choreographed and edited action and scenes that look as though they were shot on a digital camera from the early 00s.
You'd have though that with Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway and Dwayne Johnson you'd have at least a solid foundation for a half decent love letter to a beloved TV series. Only Alan Arkin comes out unscathed, with Terrence Stamp pretty much sleepwalking throughout.
This falls closer to the embarrassment that was The Avengers (no... not THAT Avengers) than it does to the shiny, action-packed pluckiness of Charlie's Angels. The humour is half baked, the cast can barely contain their nonchalance and if Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can't salvage the funny factor then you're pretty much screwed.
fucking hell. nothing. not even a smirk.
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