This Means War (2012) Movie Review
Released : Feb.17th, 2012
Reviewed : Aug.31st, 2012
Genre : Comedy
Story (from IMDB) :
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.
I feel like I’ve seen this movie before. Oh wait, no I just seen this story done a million and one times. It’s your average story of two guys fighting over a girl but throw in a off beat spy side plot into it. Now don’t get me wrong the film isn’t bad, but it isn’t anything special.
Now the cast is decent enough. Reese Witherspoon plays a role that she is a little too old for and is pretty much the same. Tom Hardy and Chris Pine are surprising decent enough. Tom Hardy is the standout star and the few short action scenes that they have flow pretty well. Now only if the action scenes weren’t few and far between and didn’t last a few minutes at that. Chelsea Handler plays her normal self, makes me want to punch her in the fact as her character (she’s being herself) is annoying beyond belief. Too bad her character didn’t die some random death in film, might have made it better.
The movie itself is funny enough with none of the jokes being too memorable or new. It does make me wonder how these 2 government agents are each using a full team of workers to spy and hack into this girls life and all they had to do was say it was pertaining to a mission. I mean really, no one would ask more or someone over their level wouldn’t look into it.
Overall though the movie is worth a watch as it will keep you entertained for a bit, just don’t expect anything too good or new.