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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Movie Review - Get Smart

Rated: PG13
Run Time: 110
Made In: 2008
Starring: Steve Carell (Maxwell Smart) & Anne Hathaway (Agent 99)

40-Year-Old Virgin star Steve Carell steps into the telephonic shoes of television's most beloved bumbling detective in this big-screen adaptation of the hit 1960s-era comedy series created by Mel Brooks. The evil geniuses at KAOS have hatched a diabolical plot to dominate every living man, woman, and child on the planet, and their plot gets under way as they attack the headquarters of the U.S. spy agency Control. As a result of the attack, the identity of every agent working for Control has been compromised. Realizing that the only way to thwart KAOS' evil plan is to promote eager but inexperienced Control analyst Maxwell Smart (Carell) to the rank of special agent, the Chief (Alan Arkin) reluctantly teams Smart with Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) -- a veteran super-spy whose beauty is only surpassed by her lethality. With no real field experience to speak of and nothing but sheer enthusiasm and a handful of fancy spy gadgets to help him accomplish his deadly mission, Maxwell Smart his new partner, Agent 99, will be forced to faces malevolent KAOS head Siegfried (Terence Stamp) and his loyal army of minions in a decisive fight that will determine the fate of the free world. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, David Koechner, Terry Crews, and Ken Davitian co-star.

I have to tell you this movie was just missing something. I wasn't a big fan of the old get smart but I had watched it. This movie just was not the same. Maybe the chemistry between Smart and Agent 99 was different. My Little Guy did really enjoy this movie and has been reciting several lines from the movie to his brothers thinking they were very funny! I going to give this movie only 3 stars out of 5.


siteseer said...

Becki always loved "Get Smart". She was in like kindergarten or 1st grade and her and her friends at school would pretend - she always get to be 99 because she was the only girl lol. Wonder if she's watched this yet?

Michelle said...

I didn't really like this movie either. You're right, it's missing something. said...

Thanks for the movie review.

My wife likes movies while I prefer to read, so we're selective whenever it is movie night.

Thanks again.

jenn said...

I want to see this just because I love steve carell.