So I’m sitting there watching Get Smart and starting to truly imagine that the preview made this dvd look a good deal more fascinating. This idea exited in about 10 minutes once we watch Max with Agent 99.

I’ve forever found Anne Hathaway to be one of the cutest Hollywood actresses and she didn’t neglect me here either. Her slightly revealing wardrobe kept the eye always on the tv, which is how it should be.

Steve Carell has good comic timing, he may on occasion remind people of Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun and Spy Hard style, but outside of that he manages to make Max a really sympathetic and human character, not simply a cartoon.

Max and Agent 99 (Carell and Hathaway) never really end up ‘together’, but seem to end more on a ‘best friend’ foundation by the end of the film.

The balance of the cast is mostly well-chosen (however I didn’t see the reason of Bill Murray’s one minute cameo); there is a big plot spin that grants one cast member to play against character, and even Dalip Singh (aka The Great Khali in WWE) comes off well, playing a massive indestructible henchman in the custom of Jaws of The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker movies.

I always love a dvd video that can make me laugh and keep the action coming fast. Max and Agent 99 have some strong fight scenes, choreographed by fight scene Einstein James Lew. For a finale of action they include a stunning and chaotic chase sequence as well. By an action viewpoint I could say it easily surpasses that of recent Bond pictures, though the comedy does not make it near as serious.

The plot of this movie is pretty simple, there are honest guys and bad guys and the good get to stop the bad guys from killing innocent individuals one of which includes the president. However this movie includes a not so normal lead psychoanalyst known as Maxwell Smart who works for a counter terrorism agency and urgently wants to become a field agent.

Even after passing the field agent exam Max is not granted to go out in the field of battle as his boss (Arkin) tells him that he is the best psychoanalyst they have and that he needs him to stay put. However Max is elevated to a field agent when the bad guys find out all of the names and locations of the live agents and start to eliminate them, with the aid of agent 99 (Hathaway) and agent 23 (The Rock/Dwayne Johnson) Smart is posted to take down the bad guys.

Get Smart has adopted a practical approach to a movie and sometimes seems as if you could be seeing a bond movie due to feeling that some of the widgets are right up Q’s street. However some of the aspects are not to practical such as hanging on to a wire while flying in middle air but this does add some more jokes to the movie. Steve Carell is very likable in this movie like we have all expect and contributes some great onscreen chemistry with co star Hathaway.

I really give this film a thumbs up. Great action, solid acting, and a great body (Hathaway), Get Smart is a success. It takes a unique twist to comedies that represent more serious dvd movies and did it well.

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