Get Smart

Title: Get Smart

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Steve carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin

Genre: Comedy / Action

Status: In Theaters

Release Date: June 20, 2008

Plot Summary: Fumbling Agent 86, Maxwell Smart (carell) of CONTROL is forced into action to stop their nemesis KAOS with a much more experienced Agent 99 (Hathaway) as his partner.

Review: While I’m getting just as annoyed as everyone else over these unoriginal movies, this one was highly enjoyable. I’m pretty much a fan of anything Steve carell is a part of, but that’s not the only reason this one was successful. There was some speculation by some friends of mine as to whether or not Steve carell doing something PG-13 would be as funny, but after becoming a newly formed fan of The Office I knew he had it there. I will say that some of the comedy was a little. . . childish, but it still made me (as well as the majority of middle-aged people in the theater) laugh. The action sequences were actually really well done while still being fun. I must say that carell played a huge role in always cutting the dramatic tension with a clever little quip. There were really never any dull moments, because someone in the cast would always break the mood. It made it a really fun movie from beginning to end. I would have to say that for the entire film. Everything about it made it a very fun movie throughout. This seems to be a perfect formula because it caught the attention of the older fans that knew the original series, as well as the younger audience just like a good comedy. It was the perfect movie for a boring summer day.

I’m not too sure if it’s true, considering this movie is ranked as #3 at the box office right now, but it seemed as though this one was a bit overpowered by Wall-E and Wanted (not to mention the other huge summer blockbusters). It’s kind of sad to see it that way because this is actually a very worthy movie for an already amazing summer of movies.

Rating: 4.75/5

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One Response to “Get Smart”

  1. Get Smart looks pretty good over all though it seems like Steve Carell is veering toward an excess of slapstick humor

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