More and more often as I watch films about relationships, I find myself thinking, "if someone did this in real…
This Means War
It's SPY Against SPY
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.
There's a guy with a pistol and another guy with a pistol and a girl who fucks the one guy but also fucks the other guy and they all fuck and shoot and kiss and fuck and fight.
I have a fundamental issue with McG’s latest film, and not just because it is bad. Two best friends, on discovering that they have been dating the same woman, embark on an escalating battle with each other rather than following the simple maxim, bros before hos (it’s not even if they know if she gives mindblowing blow jobs at this point). So who exactly are we supposed to root for here? The two love blind schmucks or the unbelievably bland love interest who neither have any chemistry with. In fact there is more sexual tension between the BFF’s than with their object of desire. Witherspoon and Pine even meet over trying to rent the same film (the horrible remake of…
Now what's the word I'm looking for?
Piss poor in just about every aspect of film making? Njet.
Waste of talent? Non.
A veneered turd? Nee.
All of the above?
Yeah. That's it.
I think I should just recap the movie for everyone:
There are pretty people that do pretty people things. One pretty person likes another pretty person and that pretty person is liked by another pretty person. They decide to do some pretty person shenanigans in order to win the heart of that pretty person so they can have pretty people sex.
Are you unsure of who was who and who wanted to have sex with each other based on that review? So was I, because I thought the film was going to end with Kirk and Bane fucking each other.
I'm so happy that Tom Hardy and Chris Pine still have a career after this movie, because this almost ruining their acting career's, well to me it did.
This Means War is about these two deadly CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman. Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever - each other.
The one thing I always hate about these brain dead action comedy movies, is the fact that the action and comedy itself isn't well done and it feels out of place. Well what am I expecting from the same…
This Means Clichés
This Means Shit
This Means Awful
This Means Tom Hardy Can't Save It
This Means McG Sucks
This Means Implausible
This Means It Fails at Action
This Means It Fails at Comedy
This Means My Wife Picked It
This Means Fuck Her
Fuck it you get the point, the one star Is for Tom Hardy. This Means He Shouldn't Take Roles Like This.
What the hell? I mean go figure, a silly McG movie was savaged by critics and did poor commercially. I had a grand old fucking time watching this one. The plot is creep central to the max, Hardy & Pine are both dating Reese, and they use all their CIA resources to spy on her and one-up each other in the relationship. Chris Pine literally invokes the Patriot Act at one point to justify what he's doing, which is insane.
McG's directing...really not so bad. The editing sucks, it's riddled with continuity errors, but the highly saturated color palette is a delight and the action choreography is really slick. Til Schweiger is in this as the villain but sadly gets little…
This Means War is a fun guilty pleasure film.It has terrible dialogue and a cliche plot but Chris Pine and Tom Hardy are hilarious and some of the action is cool.
I probably should have listen to my initial gut reaction when I saw that this film was directed by McG. While he does have a sense of visual style, everything I've seen that he has made smells like "hackery" and "fast buck" cineplex mentality. But my faith in Tom Hardy's skill made me curious to check it out.
This film is painfully bad.
Reese Witherspoon seems to have produced a movie designed to prove she is "hot" and that even too younger super spies will risk everything to "woe" / "win" her. Witherspoon is beautiful, but she is a little too old for the role and it seems more than a little unbelievable that these two testosterone-driven "pretty boy" spies…
OK, now let's watch mission impossible....
Rewatching for the plot
It couldn't be as bad as everyone said, right? No. It could.
In the end, it's a meaningless comedy with mild action no big payoff in the clusterf*** of and ending. That being said, I was surprised with how much I laughed or at least smiled. The never ending variety of Hardy's character reach expands as he is this time a lovable family oriented, but single Englishman. It's an alright movie night film. If nothing else, your wife will enjoy it.
i like reese and tom so yeah... that's why i watched this.
it's bad, but i'd watch it again.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie was doing slightly good and really funny up until the end when she end ups with Pine, boohoo, so obvious. I was really rooting for Hardy, how disappointing.
Films that I do not want to watch. Ever.
I am convinced the poor guy's sanity hangs by a thread at times. Kermode is pretty much the reason I…