Thursday, January 31, 2013
Get Smart by Peter Segal, 2008 (PG-13)
with Steve Carell (Hope Springs, Crazy Stupid Love, Dan In Real Life), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises, Alice In Wonderland, Rachel Getting Married, Valentine's Day, Love and Other Drugs), Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin (Argo), Terence Stamp (The Adjustment Bureau), Masi Oka (Heroes), Terry Crews, David Koechner (Thank You for Smoking), Ken Davitian (The Artist)
When the identities of secret agents are compromised, hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart is promoted and teams with the far more capable Agent 99 to thwart the evil terrorist group KAOS in this comedy caper based on the classic TV show.
I like Steve Carell, in general. I found him and Anna Hathaway a good combination. I have to say the movie runs out of jokes at some point, making it a little less interesting. Still, at least in this movie, we are back to the gadget tradition that now is lacking in the latest James Bonds, so it compensates.