Monday, June 28, 2010

Knight and Day

Critics are divided about this movie, as the 53% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes suggests. I'm not at all conflicted: It was big fun, and I enjoyed it a great deal.

Tom Cruise may be a full-of-himself tool in real life, but in this movie he managed to be everything the director wanted: action hero, slightly crazed renegade, and romantic, all with a self-deprecating attitude that made him quite appealing. Cameron Diaz had to spend much of the movie screaming and being helpless, but she kept her character interesting and growing throughout the film. The action sequences were sufficiently over the top that several times the CG was way too obvious, but that's acceptable for a summer action flick.

Knight and Day is also probably the best date movie of the summer so far, with a little something for everyone. I expect that attribute to lead to big box-office numbers for it over the next few weeks.

If you're in the mood for summer action fun, don't miss this one.

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