Sunday, July 7, 2013

Knight and Day 2010 7 out of 10

Knight and Day 2010  7 out of 10

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star in this action/spy/comedy.  Cruise basically plays  a  comic book version of his Ethan Hunt Mission Impossible character and Diaz stars as the random girl that gets caught up in his adventures.  The film was fun despite being like a cartoon version of a spy film.  It is more a comedy than a true action film although there is quite a bit of action in the film.   It starts out with a silly bit of action on an airplane where every passenger other than Cameron's character is an agent trying to kill Cruise's character.   He takes each one of them out while Cameron is in the restroom completely unaware of the Austin Powers like melee happening aboard the plane.    The action was  so over the top to the point of complete unbelievability (especially with some of the bad CGI), but yet it was still a fun film as long as you don't take it seriously.   The drawback of being so over the top silly is that you definitely never feel that the characters are ever really in danger like say in a Bond film where characters can die.  If you can embrace the silly cartoonish nature of the film then the bad CGI running of the bulls on a motorcycle actually becomes an enjoyable scene.  If you are looking for Mission Impossible 3 you may be disappointed, but if you just want a fun silly action comedy than check it out.

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