Friday, April 3, 2009

Get Smart

Get Smart was one of Ben's favorite televison shows as a youth, but I have never seen the show. It must not have been on reruns on my local stations as a youth and I didn't have cable. My review therefore is on the merits of the movie alone and not how it relates to the original TV series.

Maxwell Smart (Steve Carrell) is an analyst who has finally passed the tests to become a CONTROL agent. He idiolizes the sauve Agent 23 (Dwayne Johnson) and hopes to become a great agent like him. After an attack on the CONTROL center and subsequent attacks on all CONTROL agents in the database, Smart and Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) head to Russia to take on CHAOS, an enemy organization that has nuclear weapons and plans to use them.

Overall, the movie was cute with funny parts. I thought it was funny, but Ben thought it was laugh out loud funny at parts. I particularly liked the dance scene. It is not sophisticated humor, but is an entertaining movie. I like Carrell and also liked all of the supporting cast.

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I went to see this one at the theater and we both just loved it. It is a corny humor but I will admit that it made me laugh out loud.