Thursday, July 19, 2012
Directed by McG
Starring Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Til Schweiger, Angela Bassett, Chelsea Handler
This Means War is a project I had high expectations for. Though honestly the director on the project didn't inspire much confidence, 'cause even though personally I loved McG's Terminator Salvation, the two Charlie's Angels films were fucking awful mostly because of his stupid directorial ideas. The thing that made me expect great things from this caper about two spy buddies falling for the same woman, were the two leading men. Chris Pine (Star Trek) has magnificent hidden comedic potential and Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises).. well he's just a master class character actor of our time and if he signed up, there must be something worth a look. And indeed, This Means War is a funny, laid back and well acted spy comedy. Witherspoon does her usual stint and is forgettable but as expected Pine and Hardy are on top form and even McG manages to hit the right notes in terms of comedy and action beats. Right on.
This Means War at IMDb