Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Review: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

I recently read an article by a movie reviewer that made the case for Brad Pitt as overlooked comic actor. Basically, the guy believes that if he weren't so good-looking, Brad Pitt would be a regular Adam Sandler. I agree.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a good movie entirely because of Brad Pitt. I'm not saying Angelina Jolie sucks in it, just that she doesn't make a difference. Pitt is the best thing in the movie.

My only problem with the film is that it contained plenty of "James Bond" gadget rooms and high-tech devices that did absolutely nothing to advance the story. When Angelina Jolie hits a switch that reveals that the inside of her stove contains a hydraulic gun safe with fold-out trays it doesn't convince me of anything. I already believe she's an assassin because she's already killed several people. No, instead, I immediately begin to wonder who built the safe, how did she do it without her husband finding out, and why would you need all that crap anyway? Wouldn't a duffel bag in the trunk serve the same purpose? Eye-candy like that always annoys me.

Oh, I also want to note that the movie is rated PG-13 because it's about two people who kill other people for a living and do in fact kill a shitload in the course of the film. Thank God we never saw a boob, or it would have been an "R."

I also want to point out that the movie had some good laughs in it but I really can't say how funny the whole thing was because there was a guy sitting behind me who laughed at everything on the screen, including the credits. I swear, in one scene, Pitt gets a glass of wine and the guy laughed when he said, "Thank you."

3.5 (out of 5)


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