Escape to the Movies: This Means War

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This Means War

Not cute. Not funny. Not worth it.

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about as much as I expected. Mr. and Mrs. Smith was the only movie of this type to get it right.

So you're not even going to talk about that new Hammer film, then?

War

UHHHH!

YEAH!

What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing!

Ha, shocker at Ghost Riders sequel being bad. Completely shocking.

As well as the fact that they're remaking another damn movie. TMNT wasn't that bad, leave it be!

As for This Means War, I don't even remember hearing about it.

That sucks. My sister and I thought it was going to be a sure bet, romance for her, action for me, but no! Damn, we're both going to have a terrible time.

Say it again!

Sad to hear what may happen to TNMT. Also sad to hear about Ghost Rider, since it was shot in my country. There's only about 4-5 good foreign movies shot in my country, and a lot of crap.

At least it show us what happen when intelligence agency have too much power and money

Was never going to see it anyways, I mean seriously a girl is going out with you and your best friend and you don't immediately dump her when you find out? But worse engage in some type of sick competition? No it would be like watching an aliens.

I like Chris Pine though and thought he got down some Kirkism to the T.

No the bad news is that there's going to be a TMNT Reboot PERIOD.

As for This Means War, I hate it already. Just hearing the plot makes me want to punch something.

I haven't seen the movie, but from watching the trailers... I thought Witherspoons characters was the villain of the piece. Unwittingly setting two best friends against one another and ruining their relationship as friends because she can't and won't decide which man she wants. Seemed a little selfish and misogynistic on her part just as much as it does on the two friends fighting against one another.

That said, these two can't be good friends if they let a girl who is two timing them both ruin their friendship, specially when its a girl they've only recently met. I'm pretty sure if they were that good of friends their eyes wouldn't be glaring with hatred and jealousy of each other but rather pissed off at the girl who caused it.

That said this is just my interpretation based souly on the trailer and it maybe a little unfair to judge this point given how little I've seen of the film. Though even that is in question when a trailer is there to show off the movie and reel your in.

Either way, it looked like goofy fun but from what I've heard its firmly in the "stay away" territory. Just a shame really, Tom Hardy being a pretty good actor and doing pretty well for himself that he'll have another black mark on his filmography (the first being that so-so Star Trek film he did) let's just hope he's not going to jump down into rom-com territory just yet cause that and kids movies are the slippery slope that can devour careers and actors credibility.

Speaking of Tom Hardy though, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on Warrior. I thought it was a pretty good film but most online critics don't seem to have given it the time of day. Which is a shame really, thought the movie deserved more and it's always interesting to see others interpretations or opinions on a movie.

So it sounds like it would have been much better if she'd been playing the two of them from the beginning, but then perhaps fell for them when they really pulled together to try and save her from some final act nemesis.

But I thought Twilight established that stalking is an endearing expression of love...

(please for the love of god understand sarcasm)

On the news this morning on the inane 'what to do on a 3 day weekend' section the movie guy suggested this as a purely guy movie, if you ignore that fact its trying to be romantic does that make its many flaws less obvious?

Just interested. I have no plans to see this and had no hope for its quality to begin with

Sovvolf:
I thought Witherspoons characters was the villain of the piece. Unwittingly setting two best friends against one another and ruining their relationship as friends because she can't and won't decide which man she wants. Seemed a little selfish and misogynistic on her part just as much as it does on the two friends fighting against one another.

But she doesn't know they're friends, isn't that one of the main points of the film? You said it yourself, 'unwittingly'.
I don't see how that makes her misogynistic?

On Topic: I never expected anything from this film so it's not a surprise that it doesn't amount to much.

I guess Tom Hardy had to be in a shitty movie sooner or later now that his carreer in Hollywood is getting a boost thanks to the new Batman movie.

He'll always be Bronson to me though.

I pretty much expected this from the word "GO" when I saw the trailers for this film. As I said on another review, this movie is part of the fallout from the "Sex in the City" generation, which subconsciously taught women that it's okay to go around being a two-timing slut.

Horrible, horrible premise and movie all around.

This weekend, I'm going to see the new Miyazaki film, The "Secret World of Arriety". That's right, folks. A chidlren's animated feature has more interest for me than just about everything else this weekend.

In a movie, it's called romance; in real life it's called stalking. Does not compute.

Sheamus:
about as much as I expected. Mr. and Mrs. Smith was the only movie of this type to get it right.

You know, I never thought of Mr. and Mrs. Smith to be that good. But with shit like this, its a fucking masterpiece...

Redem:
At least it show us what happen when intelligence agency have too much power and money

If they don't keep their budget spent every quarter, the'll never see it again.

/This is how the US Federal Government actually thinks

Surprised he took the time to review this, but yeah not surprised it blows. It was one of those movies where even it's trailer seemed clunky and unappetizing.
But why all the Chris Pine hate? I know he's not THE BEST, but he's really the only reason I would watch this sort of movie anyway.
Also, hope you feel better Bob! :D

anyone noticed the double starndard about when bob will stand up and shout "this is misogynistic!" about a film at the slightest provocation. However when a film blatantly goes out of its way to be misandric and to say that all men are horrible and evil (like the girl with the dragon tattoo), Bob doesn't even bat an eye lid.

Casual Shinji:
I guess Tom Hardy had to be in a shitty movie sooner or later now that his carreer in Hollywood is getting a boost thanks to the new Batman movie.

He'll always be Bronson to me though.

He was already in Star Trek Nemesis so it's not like he has a flawless past. Although it is odd that both leads in this film have played youger versions of the two most famous Star Trek captains in dissapointing, action focused films.

But overall Tom Hardy is pretty awesome, I can't wait to see him as Bane.

Trekkie:
anyone noticed the double starndard about when bob will stand up and shout "this is misogynistic!" about a film at the slightest provocation. However when a film blatantly goes out of its way to be misandric and to say that all men are horrible and evil (like the girl with the dragon tattoo), Bob doesn't even bat an eye lid.

I can go one better. Remember when Bob did an big picture of girls posing in overtly sexual ways in games? He had a good point but regardless. Now watch his early review and watch what happens when a good lucking girl is mentioned. What picture will Bob put across the screen?

Also this film sounds like they are all horrible people, she is basiclly cheating on two guys and they are using her as a competition. That's not misogynistic it's just depressing.

Trekkie:
anyone noticed the double starndard about when bob will stand up and shout "this is misogynistic!" about a film at the slightest provocation. However when a film blatantly goes out of its way to be misandric and to say that all men are horrible and evil (like the girl with the dragon tattoo), Bob doesn't even bat an eye lid.

The world is full of double standards, and bobby is one of the worst offenders. Its always smart to take anything he says with a large helping of salt.

Well at least Reese Witherspoon is still cute, I mean she's almost 40 and she still looks like she did 10 years ago

Axolotl:

Casual Shinji:
I guess Tom Hardy had to be in a shitty movie sooner or later now that his carreer in Hollywood is getting a boost thanks to the new Batman movie.

He'll always be Bronson to me though.

He was already in Star Trek Nemesis so it's not like he has a flawless past. Although it is odd that both leads in this film have played youger versions of the two most famous Star Trek captains in dissapointing, action focused films.

But overall Tom Hardy is pretty awesome, I can't wait to see him as Bane.

I've only ever seen Tom Hardy doing what he does best; Being an insane roid raging madman (Bronson, and as Bill Sykes in Oliver Twist). This is why he'll be perfect as Bane, given he's allowed the room to unleash the crazy.

I've never seen Star Trek: Nemesis, but I figure Hardy isn't the best at playing calm and composed characters.

Nothing I wasn't expecting.

And I guess the point of forgetting this is a creepy situation and the fact the guys have all the power was established because the woman was portrait as the guilty on that situation, since she is the one in a double relationship.

She is hardly the victim here, and if it were genre-reversed nobody would bat an eye. Its like "John Tucker must die" but with the roles reversed... Many of the things the girls in that movie do would make them arrested or at least portrait as the villains of the movie but in the context it was meant to be ok because "hey, he had it coming". Yet movies like "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" still count as comedies when the reversed would be creepy as hell.

Is the movie misogynistic? Sure. We are talking about McG here (a director whose idea of empowered women is Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle), but many romantic comedies fall in this trope. The difference is that, while this was written by Quagmire, other "wacky comedies" are written by Alex Forrest and her friends...

Colour-Scientist:

Sovvolf:
I thought Witherspoons characters was the villain of the piece. Unwittingly setting two best friends against one another and ruining their relationship as friends because she can't and won't decide which man she wants. Seemed a little selfish and misogynistic on her part just as much as it does on the two friends fighting against one another.

But she doesn't know they're friends, isn't that one of the main points of the film? You said it yourself, 'unwittingly'.
I don't see how that makes her misogynistic?

On Topic: I never expected anything from this film so it's not a surprise that it doesn't amount to much.

I was going from the trailer where it seemed that she knew both of them were friends, didn't know it was unwittingly until I watched this review. Which is why I said it may be a little unfair

The misogyny comes from two timing two lads cause she can't decide which to stick with... That's pretty low. I'm pretty sure if we reversed gender roles... That's not to say each character doesn't deserve it. With the sounds of things they're all as bad as each other. No one really to root for in the movie when each character is an unlikable prick.

Ah the action romantic comedy genre, why does kind of movie always suck? and why can't they find good actors and actresses that at least have an onscreen chemistry?

But then again whenever I see a movie like this, there always a voice in the back of my mind that says "This is gonna suck." which happens to be true most of the time.

Sovvolf:

The misogyny comes from two timing two lads cause she can't decide which to stick with... That's pretty low. I'm pretty sure if we reversed gender roles... That's not to say each character doesn't deserve it.

That's not misogynistic, I think you mean something else.
Besides, they have guys stringing along girls in films all of the time, I don't see why it would make her a villain.

lol movie bob didn't like it didn't see that one coming.

hermes200:

She is hardly the victim here, and if it were genre-reversed nobody would bat an eye. Its like "John Tucker must die" but with the roles reversed... Many of the things the girls in that movie do would make them arrested or at least portrait as the villains of the movie but in the context it was meant to be ok because "hey, he had it coming". Yet movies like "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" still count as comedies when the reversed would be creepy as hell.

I really like "John Tucker must die" and part of it is that those girls aren't portrayed as being enitrely innocent. They are just using the main character in the beginning, get really jealous when he starts to fail for him, and as the younger Tucker says, girls do know he is a cheat but still go out with him.

witherspoon looks stunning in this, I think I'm going to see it regardless.

A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reboot? Unless April O'Neil shows up with a bright yellow jumpsuit unzipped to the belt I WILL BE DISAPOINT SIRS AND MADAMS!!!

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Come on Hollywood, I believe in you!!!

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