Saturday, March 12, 2016

year 5 day 101

movie: Mr & Mrs Smith
starring: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie
genre:Action, Comedy
year: 2005
format: TV Edit

plot: After a married couple realize they are both hired hitmen, they are each others next target.

I've heard nothing but how lame this movie is, so I really didn't have any interest to see this, but since it came on tv I thought why not?  And it ended up being better then I expected. There were times it felt like one big explosion, but that might have just been the way the channel had edited for television?

You have this seemingly unhappy couple, who you quickly learn are living completely separate lives. And both are hired hitmen. They spend the first half of the movie trying to kill each other, then the second half running from bigger bad guys. The comedy sort of dwindles in the second half becoming a straight up action film where no explosion is left undone.
This makes about six times Jolie has played this type of character (Salt, Wanted, Taking Lives, Tomb Raider, The Tourist) Nothing really stood out for me in this, nothing overly memorable. Other then the end shoot out which really put me in mind of Natural Born Killers.
I do have to question, if these two characters were suppose to be the best in the business, how did they manage to keep it hidden from the other for so long?  Both worked with "teams" who could hack into anything in under ten seconds, so wouldn't something have clued someone off sooner? Just seemed like the big flaw in the plot.

what did I learn? Don't add peas to the pot roast.

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