DVD Review: Knight and Day

What plot?
I'm going to be honest with you. This movie was so bad/boring that I actually didn't catch the purpose of the plot.

Roy (Tom Cruise) is a secret agent who recently finds out his current mission will be his last. He gets June (Cameron Diaz) caught up on the middle after they meet at an airport. Soon they are on the run from other agents played by Peter Sarsgaard and Viola Davis. Prepare for lots of twists and turns.

I felt like this movie didn't know what it wanted to me. Action? Romantic comedy? Mixing to two didn't come off the greatest. The tone feels to light for some of the horribly done action scenes. When I say "horribly done" I'm referring to the CGI plane crash at the beginning of the film that makes Final Destination look like a freaking masterpiece. Also the not so interesting car and motorcycle chases. Cruise and Diaz do have chemistry, I'll give them that. I usually always find something to like about Diaz but I just couldn't do that with this performance. It's a shame great actors like Davis, Sarsgaard (with his unnecessary accent) and Paul Dano get shoved to the side for all this nonsense. This also got me thinking about the last time I actually enjoyed Tom Cruise in a movie. After a quick trip to his IMDb resume I discovered that the last time I actually enjoyed him in a role was 2004's Collateral. Before that it was 1986's Top Gun. I didn't count his cameo in Tropic Thunder, I loved it, but it got way too overplayed. What a shame.

Recommended: No

Grade: D

Memorable Quote: "They'll tell you I'm mentally unstable and violent and dangerous and it will all sound very convincing." - Roy (Tom Cruise)

2 comments:

  1. That's disappointing news. I actually have had this film on my radar for a while now as a fan of the director James Mangold. I loved "Walk the Line" and "3:10 to Yuma"....sigh....unchecking my netflix queue now.

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  2. i agree. diaz and cruise have chemistry that can be bottled and sold. but yet again they're in a bad movie together. but i will say it kept my attention, as a pocorn flick. not a very good popcorn flick, but one nontheless.

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