Get Smart Review

24 Jun

Friday night Rob and I went to see Get Smart. I am not the most familiar with the original series, but I am a HUGE Steve Carell fan.

To be honest, it’s just a modernized version of Get Smart with Steve Carell, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Anne Hathaway, and Alan Arkin. There are also smaller roles by Masa Oki and Nate Torrence who totally steal a couple scenes in the movie as the “nerds.” I just saw on TV last night that there is a Get Smart DVD featuring the escapades of these two characters called “Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control” coming soon. I can’t wait for that!

Basically you have, Maxwell Smart, an analyst for CONTROL (Carell), wanting to be a field agent and then being promoted when most of the field agents were compromised and the CONTROL HQ destroyed. The agents of CONTROL have to fight off CHAOS agents like the one played by Dalip Singh(The Great Khali from WWE) and save the day. Some very cool gadgets are used, and yes, he brings back the shoe phone. Just as in the original series, while Smart at times can be bumbling and need Agent 99 (Hathaway) to save the day, he also seems to come through and be the hero in the biggest moments.

The most unbelievable part of the movie is when 99 starts to be attracted to Smart. Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell? Not gonna happen.

The over the top physical humor and a few good throwbacks to the original series are peppered through the movie. All in all I enjoyed the movie, some great laughs and overall very few crazy plot holes. For example, no aliens (hear that George and Stephen? Indy didn’t need aliens!).

Quote of the movie (and throwback to the original series): “Missed it by that much!”

I give this movie 2.5 out of 5.


2 Responses to “Get Smart Review”

  1. InfiJess June 24, 2008 at 2:42 pm #

    Well since I loved the original series and I love Steve Carell. I think I will really like this movie!

    Thanks for the review!

  2. patrick July 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm #

    Get Smart looks okay over all though it seems like Steve Carell is veering toward an excess of slapstick humor

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