Is it weird that I wanted Chris Pine and Tom Hardy to hook-up?? This Means War only works because of the chemistry between these two guys and that Reese Witherspoon only serves as an intrusive wedge between these two souls that are meant to be together! Oh wait…that is NOT the way it’s suppose to go? Well then…
In that case, it was predictable, full of “really?” plot points, a bit cliché and over-the-top. AND still I enjoyed myself. I guess there is power in chemistry. And trust me, these two (good-looking :)) dudes have it. They are both very good actors in a mediocre film–and they seem to truly enjoy each other’s company–you can feel how much fun they’re having. Witherspoon is okay–charming and sweet, like always. The real surprise for me was Chelsea Handler, who was believable and funny–who knew?
There are few genuine laughs and when you get past the unrealistic (and illegal) use of taxpayer money–it is fun–kind of like an ice-cold Coke Cola–bubbly, sweet and full of empty calories. This is directed by McG , who again proves to have a strong sense of action and little sense when it comes to character development and narrative.
Oh well. Good thing every once in a while you just want a Coke.
- Is ‘This Means War’ Mindless Fun? Opening Day Quotes (maryareed.wordpress.com)
- Review: This Means War (2012) (thefilmoracle.wordpress.com)