Monday, August 2, 2010

Knight and Day

While it seems silly and obscure to be writing my first movie critique on a blog and on top of that to have the movie be Knight and Day (2010), you must think I'm silly. Well, kids, this might be true, but you gotta start somewhere right? So here goes nothin'.

To have an action movie that doubles as a romantic comedy is hard to do. Mr and Mrs Smith (2005) was one of the few current successes (and I should say attempts too, since not that many are even attempted). That being said, I wouldn't walk into this movie with high expectations. The plot revolves around Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) protecting June (Cameron Diaz) from these crazy people who want to steal the "Zephyr", a continuous power source about the size of a battery (go figure it's portable). Well, Cameron Diaz is definitely starting to look her age, but is likable enough as the ditzy mechanic although there were a fair few moments when i wanted to jump into the movie and tell her to stop being so stupid. She does redeem herself in the end though as a true badass. Tom Cruise is a nice surprise though! After steering away from him after reading too many articles in People magazine, I've got to say the old boy's still got it. Flashy smile and blue eyes may have a lot to do with that...but his comedic timing is pretty good! Though if you're anything like me or my mom you'll be wondering through a good half of the movie why he's trying to protect such a dumb-ass. Hilarious cameos by Paul Dano as the funny and geeky Simon Feck and Marc Blucas as the mustached firefighter Rodney.

PS I can't really figure out why the heck they picked that title. It literally had nothing to do with the movie.

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