Movie Review: Get Smart


My Rating: 4Stars

This evening I saw the movie “Get Smart” at AMC Theater, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong.

It was not one of the movies very high up on my Must See Movies list, but since there was a typhoon in Hong Kong and there was nothing else to watch other than the 2008 Olympic games
on TV.

I was presently surprised by the movie, particularly Steve Carell of the Almighty franchise: Evan Almighty and Bruce Almighty fame. He played the character Maxwell Smart very well, giving it the same style that Don Adams made famous, Mel Brooks created in the TV Show of the same name from the late 60s. I believe Carell’s performance would have made Adams proud if he was alive.

Of course talking about Maxwell Smart, aka Agent 86, one cannot forget his partner, Agent 99, in this movie played by Anne Hathaway. Who did a great job in bring the character that Barbara Feldon had made famous from the 60s TV show.

All in all, for the Get Smart fans, I believe this is a good tribute to the 60s character. The writers, Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember had set up the movie to have the potential to become yet another franchise if the box offices show good results.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

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