23 February 2011

Knight And Day (2010)

Roy Miller - 'Nobody follow us or I kill myself and then her!'

And that quote right there pretty much sums up the tone of the movie, 'Knight And Day'.  Starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, this is the story of Tom Cruise (Roy Miller) constantly drugging Cameron Diaz (June Havens) so that he may rescue her from the situations he constantly puts her in.

Ok, that's not REALLY the story, but this plot device is used enough that one might think that is the real story.  Miller plays a spy who enlists the help of Havens to keep a perpetual energy battery out of the hands of very bad people.  With decent action sequences and fairly decent dialog, this movie plays out exactly like its meant to... as a summer popcorn movie.

I've heard this movie described as pizza with extra Tom Cruise (ie cheesey), but I think that is somewhat inaccurate.  This is not meant to be a serious action movie.  If anything its a spoof.  All of the familiar plot devices and situations from any other action movies are there.  Mr. Cruise spends most of the movie trying to be either Ethan Hunt (Mission Impossible) or Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon).  Its not a bad film, and a good one to have on as background noise.  The instant you start trying to look at it any deeper than that, then it does start to fall apart.

I give it 3/5 couches.

Yes, I did rate this movie using couches.  Only fitting given the male lead in the movie.

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