Directed By: James Mangold
Written By: Patrick O’Neill
When I first saw the advertisements for this movie I specifically remember thinking about how stupid it looked. Another movie featuring Tom Cruise as a secret agent just seemed redundant and it wasn’t very successful when it hit theaters. I don’t know what prompted us to watch this when it was available to rent but Amber and I were both shocked to find that we loved it. It’s such a fun and lighthearted movie that it caught us by surprise. It’s so funny, and filled with fast paced action. This is the kind of movie that you can just sit back and enjoy. Turn your mind off and just watch the show. Nothing really notable about this one, just a fun pointless movie.
Cruise and Cameron Diaz have great chemistry and they are both really funny in this movie. I loathe Tom Cruise and sometimes wonder if he is actually the Anti-Christ. I wholeheartedly believe that man will run for President one day and that’s when we know the Scientologists are making their move. If they can maneuver their most popular member into a position of power we are all screwed. It scares me because the American public is stupid and can be easily manipulated. The Scientologists are crazy and dangerous people, their poster boy Tom Cruise is no different. That is all beside the point though because as much as I don’t like him I can’t ignore the plain and simple truth, the guy is a hell of an actor. He has a great track record and must be using some kind of cult voodoo because the man simply does not age. In this movie he is so funny I can’t help but laugh. He is so calm and collected all the time and another credit to his ability is that he does great stunts. I think you can see that he has fun in this movie; it shines through his performance and adds quite a bit to the movie. Cruise is a veteran who knows his trade now and he just keeps making hits. This movie doesn’t really qualify as a hit for him but if a hater like me can recognize so much to like about it I think that anybody can.
Cameron Diaz, like Cruise, doesn’t seem to age very much. I have never been a really big fan of hers either and while I don’t love most of her movies I can’t really say she hasn’t been successful. It’s hard in the acting business to stick around as long as she has and she has done very well at that. I’m just not the biggest fan because most of the movies she makes are really not up my alley, and I have never been able to get over her performance as a really trashy woman in Feeling Minnesota. She is a beautiful woman though and she can be really funny when she wants to be. I think she is great in this movie and she works very well with her psychotic co-star. Her panicking persona is hilarious matched up with the cool and calm Cruise who just keeps doing crazy things.
I was specifically told this movie was garbage at work the other day when I mentioned we were about to watch it. I told my co-worker that he was crazy and needed to lighten up a bit. Yes this is a stupid movie but there can be plenty to like about stupid movies sometimes. This is a time when you see that but I will admit I don’t see it often. I will not watch Mr. & Mrs. Smith because I can see how stupid that one is on the surface. For all I know it is just as fun as this one though and I am missing out. If you have seen this movie let us know what you thought about it. I enjoyed it and continue to enjoy it every time we watch it so I’m telling you that this one is worth your time.
When I first saw the trailer for this movie I was intrigued. And I couldn’t really tell you why. It just seemed like it would be really funny. So I made Ryan watch it. And we actually liked it a lot. Neither of us are huge fans of either Tom Cruise or Cameron Diaz, but this movie is really great. They have incredible on-screen chemistry. If you haven’t had a second to check this one out you should. It’s a pretty funny and light hearted movie for those nights you don’t feel like thinking too much.
This is a really cool poster. It has a lot of nice blocky typography and it lines up. It is even skewed a bit and I always like that. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are so famous that having their silhouettes on the cover actually works. It alludes to the plot instead of giving too much away. I think this poster is really successful.
NEXT MOVIE: A Knight’s Tale (2001)