May 22, 2009

Get Smart

Title: Get Smart
Year: 2008
Director: Peter Segal
Writers: Tom J. Astle & Matt Ember, based on characters by Mel Brooks & Buck Henry
Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin
Music: Trevor Rabin
Length: 110 minutes
Synopsis: a remake of a spoof of an adaptation of an espionage action/thriller
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), January 2009
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 1/10 (gets 1 point for dialog) c. 1.8/4 (Eh).

Almost all of the jokes were in the trailers; the rest of the movie is filled up with action movie cliches (sometimes in parody, but mostly just poorly imitating - I'm not sure they're aware that there's a difference). Carell isn't particularly funny, Anne Hathaway isn't charismatic, and The "Dwayne" Rock had almost no role.

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