Considering that most of the educational systems,
in the US, have let out their students for the summer, I thought that it
would be best to start this weekend off with two reviews. I just saw Batman
Begins last night, and that review is soon to come, but
I shall start off with the movie I saw last weekend- Mr
and Mrs Smith.
Angelina Jolie looks banging in Mr and Mrs Smith
Mr and Mrs Smith- The Plot
Mr and Mrs Smith offers a very True
Lies-ish story with a twist. We are introduced to the film by meeting
the married couple in marriage counseling. It turns out that the love between
this couple has sizzled out, for reasons neither can figure out. Well, as
explained, it is hard to carry on with a loving relationship when you are
living a double life or keeping secrets-- which both Mr and Mrs Smith are
doing. It turns out that each character, though acting like they have normal
jobs, are some of the top spies/hitmen for separate 'firms.' The only problem
is that these firms are known to compete for contracts.
Therefore, it was only a matter of time when these two spies, played by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, would meet while on assignment. After doing a little due diligence on one another, each character slowly discovers that the person with whom they share their bed is not only living a similar double life, but each has been sent to take the other out.
This latest challenge will either get the couple killed, or re-kindle the marriage, or should I say love, that they had once forgotten.
Pitt and Jolie in Mr and Mrs Smith
Mr and Mrs Smith- The Movie
What makes Mr and Mrs Smith such an enjoyable
film is that Doug Liman [director] knew exactly the type of film he wanted
to make, and does a near perfect job doing so. The film follows a very nice
structure that begins in a marriage counseling office with the visitors
being Mr and Mrs Smith. A set of very humorous questions and answers ensue,
giving you a quick generalization of how far downhill their marriage has
fallen. But, at the same time, both characters still feel that there could
be something between them and all they need is a catalyst to get their relationship
fired up again.
Fortunately, the two agents are able to finally test their relationship outside of the counseling office and in their own home [literally]. What we know about the two characters is that each is a lethal killer, willing to go to any extreme to satisfy a contract laid out by each ones firm. But what happens if the contract requires you to kill a spouse you do not know if you love anymore? Talk about the ultimate test!
Mr and Mrs Smith
Once the couple reveals one another's hidden identity, the fun really begins in
Mr and Mrs Smith. There is such simple humor to be found watching
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie nervously converse with one another, not knowing
how each is going to handle the new contracts put on their heads. Follow
this with great one-liners, a back-to-being-funny Vince Vaughn, and funs
Actually, the only problem with Mr and Mrs Smith is the fact that
Doug Liman, at times, asks you to hang believability. There are scenes where
Mr and Mrs Smith take on tons of agents, end up in the center of a firefight,
and walk away unscathed [except for pelted vests]. However, due to the light
formula for the movie, it was still fairly easy for Doug Liman to get away
And, on a last note, Angelina Jolie looks smoking hot in this movie! There
is a scene where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have each other at gun point,
causing the camera to zoom in on Angelina Jolie's face. That scene is probably
the hottest I've ever seen her and, for a moment, I could understand the
reason why Pitt may have left Aniston.
Final Judgment: Mr and Mrs Smith is the ultimate fun-with-guns summer
blockbuster movie that the whole family can enjoy. The formula applied
to this film allows tons of action/suspense to occur within a light and
enjoyable atmosphere. If you like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn,
comedy, or straight up shoot-em-up craziness, then see this movie.