Monday, June 27, 2011

Knight and Day

As a comedy this movie does pretty well; as an action flick, this movie is just plain ridiculous.
Knight and Day is a film about an innocent woman who becomes tangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse because of a chance encounter with a spy.
The performances of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz carry the movie through its rough and silly moments; although the chemistry between them is quite lacking. These two are very good in their team comedic roles and do a lot to make this movie enjoyable to watch. Some of the jokes were too forced and some of the comedy was predictable, but it wasn't enough to dampen the film.
On the other hand, the action and stunts in this movie are so over-the-top and unrealistic that you end up laughing your way through the action scenes. Does no one understand the law of physics these days? And the whole invincibility of the main characters thing is taken a bit far in this film.

**Spoiler Alert**
Diaz's transformation from innocent sweetheart into skilled spy in the end was very predictable and silly. It almost ruined the film. Yes, it brings things back full circle and creates a comic irony, but it doesn't add to the film.
**End Spoiler Alert**

So, yes, see it if you are in the mood for a fun comedy that mocks the action film genre.

As far as questionable content:
As expected, there is some violence and profanity throughout, including a use the f- word.

P.S. - The image in this post is copyrighted by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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