The world’s deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman. Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever – each other.
I came across the trailer for an upcoming film during a YouTube advertisement. One of those rare ads that I actually sit through. It’s for This Means War, a…romaction (did I just coin that term?) starring Tom Hardy and Chris Pine that releases Presidents Day 2012 (i.e. 17 February). Hardy has been acting for a while, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say his career has taken off since Inception. Pine has been acting less then a decade, but I loved his performance in Star Trek. It’s directed by McG, who has successes and failures, so that one goes either way. Check it out –
Obviously, there’s nothing wholly special about the trailer or the film. It’s another top billing action/comedy/thriller/romance formulaic piece that derives its very existence from the stars, but, for me at least, that’s ok sometimes. The plot is probably extremely predictable, but I like Hardy and Pine and would be interested to see how they play off of one another. Not to mention it’s yet another chance to see Hardy before The Dark Knight Rises. Seriously, the dude has two films this year plus three in 2012 and that’s only going through July. He’s on a role.
I wouldn’t pay to see this in theaters, but I’ll definitely add it to Netflix. It won’t be groundbreaking, but it may well turn out pretty enjoyable.