Friday, February 17, 2012

This Means War

Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play CIA agents and best friends.  Pine is the cocky bachelor who has no plans to settle down.  Hardy is the divorced dad who wants to find love again.  And then they both happen upon Reese Witherspoon and the competition is on.

Let's be honest.  That pitch sounds terrible.  Totally trite.  But it's all about how you do it.  And director McG ('Charlie's Angels') knows how to make a stylish, fast paced, fun, action comedy.  The cast is great, the wall-to-wall soundtrack keeps the energy high, and the colorful set designs are a joy to look at.  This one's fun from start to finish and excellent for a date.  If you liked 'Knight and Day' or 'Killers', or yearn for a better version of 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' then this one's for you.

Grade: A-

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