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||Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway,
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terrence Stamp
Not for the too young.
||It's got laughs
for the both of you.
||Some innuendo is
what you get.
||There are some
||More than I
thought there would be.
||How can you not
like the dancing scene?
||Michael Ewing, Alex Gartner,
Andrew Lazar, Charles Roven
I know that when I'm posting this review it is about a week late, but let me put
this simply… This weekend, if you’re looking for a nice
matinee to catch, and don’t want to be bothered with lots of
little kids (seeing "Wall-E"), or tons of gratuitous
violence ("Wanted" has it,) a nice, enjoyable movie in
that case might be "Get Smart." It’s some good fun.
A Movie Review
Yup, Steve Carell is in full Steve Carell mode, complete
with screaming, as Maxwell Smart. He’s an analyst in
Control, the group most people think is defunct, yet is not,
always worrying about what the bad group, KAOS, is up to.
This time it seems there might be some badness that has
infiltrated Control, but more importantly, nuclear
materials, weapons, and who knows what, have filtered their
way into the hands of KAOS, who is, as they usually are,
hell-bent on creating, well, chaos.
Lucky for Max, though, that an inside job has decimated
part of Control, so Max gets his dream, being promoted to
being a field agent, and to help save his butt, although
surprisingly Max usually finds his own way to save his own
butt (thought not always his pants), he is teamed with the
scrumptious Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), to infiltrate how the
nuclear materials are being proliferated, where they are
ending up, and then saving the day.
Along for the ride is Alan Arkin as The Chief, and in
weird, comedic splendor, Dwayne Johnson (yup, that Dwayne,
a.k.a. The Rock) is filling the role of Agent 23.
Look, this movie is not complicated and the key to it is
that most of the actors (and actress), fulfill their roles
from the storied TV series in a nice way. Anne Hathaway lets
Agent 99 have some chemistry with Max, and Steve Carell is
probably one of the few actors out there today that could do
the role of Mr. Smart any justice. Alan Arkin, well, he just
needs to be Alan Arkin and does his job as The Chief in fine
fashion, and the supporting cast is there for a laugh or
If you’re looking for some fun at the movies without
being too complicated, go ahead and catch "Get Smart,"
especially for a nice afternoon getaway, or definitely when
it comes out on DVD. It delivers what the trailer shows, I
actually liked the job Steve Carell did with the role, and
dudes, if you’re dreading seeing the movie because your lady
wants to see it, rest assured you at least get a slinky Anne
Hathaway to look at. It’s 3 ˝ stars out of 5 for "Get
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!!