June 20, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST
Damn You Michael Bay
June 20, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST
As an enormous fan of the original series, I'm just hoping for something half-decent. Nice to see the Rock again, the further he distances himself from wrestling, the better.
June 20, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST
It sort of made Capone laugh a little. Sounds like a DVD rental at best.
June 20, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST
starring shia lebouf
June 20, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST
I guess its a "duh" observation, but having seen some clips, the direction just seems like typicaly fast cuts obscuring the action, comedy, and feeling. "Tragedy is a close-up, comedy, a long-shot" -Buster Keaton
June 20, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST
June 20, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST
From the previews, it looks like they filmed "GET SMART" with the cheapest HD camera they could find. I thought movies shot in video couldn't look worse until I saw that trailer.
June 20, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST
Bill Murray? Or Steve Carrell & The Rock kissing each other??
June 20, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST
by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet
but seriously, who could not have chemistry with Hathaway?<p>hot damn.
June 20, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST
I'll probably see it anyway.
June 20, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST
Looks like the same old tired slapstick garbage that comes out every summer. Meyers will get roasted for recycling HIS jokes in Guru, but at least he isn't recycling the same gags that have been around since the silent era like this drivel.
June 20, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST
Who would win? <p> TomBodet has a bit more variation, though it eventually does come down to the same meme "Daleks can't climb stairs". <p> However, you have to admire MCMLXXVI's relentlessly staying on message without deviation no matter what.
June 20, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST
The scathing reviews for Smart and Love Guru are funnier than the awful films.
June 20, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
and I actually had marginal enjoyment of Johnny English. That being the case, I should be exceedingly pleased with this film. So I'm easy to please--wanna fight about it?
June 20, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST
Although Chuck owes a lot to Get Smart having paved the way. The bottom line is while this movie looks entertaining enough, I feel like I see it every week on TV already.
June 20, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST
???? I don't know what to say about this movie. Just that it looks like something I've seen a million times. That and I can't believe we are still getting Entrapment gags? In fact this movie looks like it should've been called Son Of Entrapment or Entrapment but with a dumb guy not Bond. Yeah I know the differences. Plus it looks like Dwayne has the same role he had in Reno 911 Miami. Hopefully this will get Terry Crews his own movie.
June 20, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST
by lex romero
For the love of god please. He's got some acting ability, he's charistmatic, he's funny, he's got an action heroes physique. Why hasn't he starred in a decent action film yet? Where's his terminator? His rambo?
June 20, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST
and that chick was funny too.
June 20, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST
June 20, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST
June 20, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST
by My friends call me Killjoy
I found that I kept "wanting" to like it more than I really did, but it's entertaining. Probably a little better than I-Spy. Carell is good. This is his type of role: the too serious book type with a heart of gold.
June 20, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST
he plays a way too serious of among a bunch of misfits and he's in a love triangle with his boss. That'd make a fun movie.
June 20, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST
He is a legend!
June 20, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST
in something. They look similar and have similar acting styles I bet they'd work well together.
June 20, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST
that is all.
June 20, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST
if you're thinking "holy shit holy shit there's a swordfish about to ram through my head, then yes" <br><br> alan arkin is the shit
June 20, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST
Oh yeah. Myers is out. In with the new.
June 20, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST
they just use the title and the names of teh characters...and on that basis alone, it should get negative reviews...and fuck segal
June 20, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Hey, I just told a funny joke...didn't you see that funny face I made? Waddya mean "not funny"? It was funny in my last seven movies! <p> Go away, Mikey. You are no longer relevant.
June 20, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST
I'm only going to say this once, so let's get it straight and then move on... ANYHING WITH LAUREN GRAHAM IN IT IS AUTOMATICALLY AWESOME. Lorelai Gilmore is as cute as they come, and she was in full cute mode in Evan Almighty, so for all the flaws the movie obviously had it simply CANNOT suck with her in it!
June 20, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST
But who am I to say it's all him. The scripts aren't always perfectly funny anyway. The movies always look as nice visually as you'd expect a comedy to. Seems like he works a lot of mediocre into something entertaining.
June 20, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST
by what a shock
can't wait for harry's positive review of the love guru!!!!
June 20, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST
To seriously stop picking on Mike. I mean his dad died just recently like 17 years ago. And the Love Guru is just his way to show his dad that he hasn't learned anything new since he died.
June 20, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST
Man...wow....that was hilarious and mean.
June 20, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST
June 20, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST
Would it be better if they acted like Siskel and Ebert? Those guys shit on more classic movies than any 10 critics. They "thumbs downed" more movies that went on to with the oscar, conquer the box office or both. This of any movie you have liked since 1978: and one of them trashed it. If I payed strict attention to any critic, either a) every movie sucks b) every movie is great. AICN approaches citical review as a fan to at least attempt to enjoy movies. Other critics exist to spew bile and rip films a new asshole in ways that 98% of the moviegoing public don't care about. Just because a critic does/does not agree with *you* (whoever you are) is no measure of how good or bad the critic is. critics miss by a mile in both ways all the time. There is little chance that audience members will think and react precisely like any given critic. And some here are content to hate everything anyway.
June 20, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST
But it did get a 54% to the Love Guru's 14%. If that means anything for you. I'll tell you what: talk about Myers needing a hit. Yes, thats true, but Steve needs a hit like a crack whore needs a hit. W. the diseaster of Evan Almighty and DAn in real life this clown really needs this to do good business. Plus he has four capable supporting actors around him to help w/ the turnout. i.e. Hathaway, Rock, Arkin coming off his Oscar and Terrance Stamp of course.
June 20, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST
...he's nowhere near as desperate as you make him out to be. He's doing just fine.
June 20, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST
June 20, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST
by tk 421
I've disagreed with Capone's last two reviews. I hated, I mean HATED The Crappening while apparently Capone loved it and I liked the Incredible Hulk while he trashed it. Maybe I have no taste but it's starting to feel that whatever Capone feels about a film, I will feel the opposite. Have to wait and see more reviews of this film although the Rotten Tomatoes score doesn't help.
June 20, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST
by The Funketeer
I thought it dragged a little when it started trying to be an action movie instead of a comedy but it was a fun diversion. I'm a big fan of the old show and all the supporting players and gadgets were well represented here.
June 20, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST
by what a shock
I realize my post was a little harsh, but the truth is I'm a HUGE fan of films and the point i was trying to make was the fact that Hollywood in general has been churning out a steady stream of shit as of late and this USED to be a website that called them on it, AS FANS of films. That ain't the case anymore and we all know it, for whatever reason the "critics" on this site keep giving passable reviews to films we all know are crap. I mean fuck, look at the films reviewed just over the last month! The only time anyone even gets close to calling something shit is first, to kiss the ass of the filmaker. THEN talk about "what went wrong" with whatever new turd they plattered up for us. I like AICN, but what happened!
June 20, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST
Mike Meyers should just stick to doing "Shrek" if he can keep his massive ego in check.
June 20, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST
...or six months, and you've got the next Angelina Jolie. Seriously, though, a buffed Anne Hathaway could rule the world. We Canadians would be proud to have her as our Queen.
June 20, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST
If you were running a contest to see who contributes the least amount of content to TB's, MCMLXXVI would win hands down. I don't really know about Tom Bodet's posts so I cannot really comment on them, but I am guessing they are a lot of nonsense.I fail to see why anyone admires moronic content. I know I come across as a complainer lately, but the lack of intelligent discussion is exactly why. I see no humor or any value whatsoever in MCMLXXVI posting "Damn you Michael Bay" in every fucking talkback. If a coherent,intelligent thought ever came out of him I think I would faint from shock. I'm not saying he should be banned or anything just because I think he is a moron, I just don't see any point in what he does. Anyways, I am pleasantly suprised to hear so many good things about Get Smart. I would have liked it to have been more like the TV show, as it is one of my childhood favorites, but if it's a good movie then I will check it out anyway.
June 20, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST
Yeah, there are all types out there. Gene Siskel gave "Field of dreams" a thumbs down. I didn't watch it for years because back then, I took his B.S. seriously. When I finally saw the film, I was blown away. Talk about all time classic! I like to consider myself of reasonable taste, I cannot stand a movie that doesn't even try, or resorts to nothing but scatalogical humor (epic movie) or something that looks unquestionably bad (speed racer). I will admit though, just because *I* do not like a movie does not make it suck. Some people on this site do however love or hate everything. I avoid absolutes like that.
June 20, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST
by Bass Bastardson
This website never "USED to be a website that called them out on it" when Hollywood pumped out shit. The site is named after a line of dialog from BROKEN FUCKING ARROW! I remember when the original Mummy came out and dimwits on here were calling it better than Last Crusade. Oh and I don't suppose you remember the high praise heaped upon the American Godzilla? AICN has always been and always will be nerdy fan-boy hackery with a slice of corporate shill on the side. That said, I still come here every day for some reason.
June 20, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST
by Bass Bastardson
Speed Racer was not actually unquestionably bad. In fact, it was pretty fucking awesome. Did you actually see it? Cause, I'll admit that the trailers looked like absolute shit but the movie itself blew me away. I have never seen anything like it. I can understand why some people didn't like it but I would respectfully disagree.
June 20, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST
No, I admit I have not seen it. I was never a fan of the choppy anime series. The SR effects/environment look very cool but I was (and am) worried that if I spend my $6.50 on this thing that it would be something that didn't try to do anything except generate CGI effects. this weekend is slow for me, I might go see it. I don't want to give the impression I like or dislike anything that I have not actually seen. I am a big fan of Tron-like movies that put you into "their" universe.
June 20, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST
by what a shock
So the site was always like this? Jesus (I was actually assuming) I'm too young to have read it when the reviews for MUMMY or GODZILLA came out. I knew the line was from Broken Arrow, but i though it was a tongue and cheek thing to make fun of it! Fucking hell, this shit is worse than i thought! I'm sticking with FILMDRUNK.
June 20, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST
Do they share any scenes together? Its a Freebie And The Bean reunion!! I fondly remember that '70s over-the-top buddy cop movie, that come to think of it, was the template for buddy-cop-action-comedies to follow.<p>How about a Freebie And The Bean sequel, with these two seasoned pros, stuck in their retiring years behind the desk, forced to hit the streets to solve a crime with ties to the seventies? It can't be any worse than some of the stuff Hollywood force feeds ud.
June 20, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST
Ina a movie called Havoc
June 20, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST
OK, he was an idiot, but not in the context of his world. Max was actually a supremely competent agent in a world of insane stupidity. Compare him to his opposite numbers in Kaos... Not so bumbling, eh. And Control DID have use of the Cone of Silence as its official POLICY-- Max just insisted on following the directive. Nothing to do with the movie, but it DOES affect the joke-- Max wasn't fired because he actually COULD do his job.
June 20, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST
I'm not saying that, mind you. Part of the joke was that the subordinate "girl" sidekick was a far better agent (it was a diffrn't time you understand...) But compare him to most control operatives-- really to almost anyone in the show other than 99 and the Chief... He's clearly not outside the range.
June 20, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST
that the guts of what made the tv smart special have been cut out of the movie...gone is the biting satire of the cold war...and im sorry, hathaway doesnt hold a candle to barbara feldon....so when is the i dream of genie coming out? and what about gilligans island, although when that comes out everyone will scream that its a ripoff of lost...please, there is a bit more of my childhood to rape...when they put me in the home, i dont want any good memories
June 21, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST
June 21, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST
by alice 13
of course, its the old 'another name for the theater showing the love guru' trick.
June 21, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST
by Dradis Contact
It's too bad they couldn't have used Barbara Feldon as the photo of 99.
June 21, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST
Someday, maybe.. not in theaters I think.. lotsa good movies here these days..
June 21, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST
you bet he needs a hit. Evan was the most expensive comedy of all time and it bombed. Dan in real life didn't perform like the suits hoped or expected to do. Like Jolie, they both need a commercial success badly. Just b/c he's on a tv show thats fine. But it's tv and not film. That's what he's going after. He wants to follow in Jim Carrey's footsteps and thus far he hasn't.
June 21, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST
I'd like to check that out. Thanks.
June 21, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST
by Bass Bastardson
If you are a fan of Tron I would totally say go see Speed Racer (It's still playing where you live?) While I'll admit that it may take an appreciation or affection for the cartoon to really get into it, there are just so many crazy new things in the movie that are worth checking out. The editing is unlike anything I've seen before in live action (sort of) cinema. Anyway, if you do wind up seeing it, hunt me down here in the talkbacks and let me know what you thought.
June 21, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST
I think Carell is like, 20 years older than Hathaway. But the first Max and 99 musta had at least ten years between them.
June 21, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST
Thanks for being a fan...no seriously
June 21, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST
Don Adams was only nine years older than Barbara Feldon.
June 21, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST
Steve Carell is 20 years older than Anne Hathaway. So much for how far we've come.
June 22, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST
Have they cast that Capricorn One remake yet?
June 22, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST
you know when they were all on the car. I couldn't tell if there were stunt people or effects or what. I think I noticed it because of the silliness in Indy 4 with that Shia/Cate fight, bad CG nonsense. I liked this movie. It was more actiony and less funny than I was expecting. But it was still very good and I also wished for a sequel at the end.
June 22, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST
No matter how much Rock wants to be Dwayne Johnson will always be the Rock. There will never be a movie role for him that will make people say :"That is Dwayne FN Johnson" He can't escape his roots and he won't. He is missed in today's abysmal wrestling scene but as always I wish him the best in Hollywood.
June 23, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST
I grew up watching the series. No one could replace Don Adams. And Siegfried wasn't quite the same. I mainly went because my wife has been wanting to see it since the previews came out. Have to say, I really enjoyed it. A fun movie. No, it's not your daddy's Get Smart, but it is a good film IMO.
June 23, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST
very few real laughs and a general weirdness in it trying to find its cinematographic footing. it felt all over the place in its look and tone. AVOID
June 23, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST
am calling him the ROCK f@#k it
June 23, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST
interesting <P>I hate the actors in this.</P>