28 June 2008

Get Smart

Spanks - 4

Director - Peter Segal

Writers - Tom J. Astle, and Matt Ember

Starring - Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, and Terence Stamp

Release Date - 20 June 08

MPAA Rating - PG-13

Get Smart
is the adaptation of the 60's television show created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. I have not seen the show in many years so I can say if the film stays true to the show. They do use equipment from the show in the film, some updated others are the same. KAOS infiltrates CONTROL and gets the names of its agents and begins killing them all. This makes analyst Maxwell Smart the newest field agent who must find the location of KAOS while the field agents must work as the analyst.

Steve Carell plays Maxwell Smart who continues to be hysterical. Anne Hathaway is Smart's partner Agent 99, who I think should stop playing the romantic roles she has been playing and be in more action movies. I could watch her kick some ass any day. Dwayne Johnson is Agent 23 who is Smart's idol, who I never would have thought he could be a good actor. Get Smart has some big name cameos, James Caan as the president, Bill Murray as Agent 13, and Patrick Warburton.

Before seeing the film I was scared that it might be to much like Johnny English. I am happy to say that it wasn't. Johnny English is more slap stick humor and parody then Get Smart. Get Smart keeps you laughing the entire film, and there hasn't been a movie this summer to really do that and I don't know of any that are coming out that will. Which makes me predict it as the funniest movie of the summer.

A straight to DVD spin-off comes out on July 1st starring Nate Torrence and Masi Oka who are the two guys who create all the spy gadgets for CONTROL.

1 comment:

ceylincohomes said...

Last night, the local news came on and reported that the new movie, “Get Smart” took in like 49 million dollars over the weekend. My wife and I looked at each other in disbelief. My question is…..with gas and food prices the way they are today, who the hell has 10 dollars (per ticket) to throw away on the crap Hollywood puts in the Theatres these days!? Two tickets with popcorn and a drink is going to cost you at least 30 dollars. To see…..”Get Smart”?
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