This Means War – Movie Review
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Chesea Handler, Abigail Spencer, Til Schweiger, Rosemary Harris, John Paul Ruttan and Angela Bassett.
Story By: Timothy Dowling and Marcus Gautesen
Screenplay By: Timothy Dowling and Simon Kinberg
Directed By: McG
Tuck (Hardy) and FDR (Pine) are best friends who are top CIA Operatives. They unknowingly both begin to date Lauren (Witherspoon) and upon finding out decide to wage a war for her heart without her knowledge. Lauren decides to date both and keep it secret from the guys (unawre they know) with encouragement from her hilarious friend Trish. They must win the girl while trying to solve their case.
I saw this movie last night and honestly went in with little expectations. I’m glad i did because I loved it! This is more an action move with romantic and comedic undertones. Both Pine and Hardy were fantastic. Witherspoon was back to her glory in this role. And Chelsea Handler was absolutely hilarios! I mean really hilarious!
I went into the movie on Team Pine and within 5 minutes of the film I was crossed over to Team Hardy. Good goly he’s amazing! He had such heart and vulnerabilty al the while being an action superstar. The paintball scene was amazing! Pine was great in his role too. He expressed heart also but I still found him a little unrelatable.
I have to say I felt the ending was a little rushed and didn’t feel totally completed. I was also a little perplrexed and annoyed at the ending. Would have like an explanation to her decision.
All in all I thought this movie was pretty fantastic. Funny (whole cinema was in stitches laughing), action packed and romantic.
Directed in a fun bright way. However the continuity at the end wasn’t very good. There were obviously reshoots as Handler’s hair was longer and noticeably different.
And on a totally girly note, Witherspoons wardrobe was amazing and the boys were HOT! And we all wish we would have two men fighting over us like this. Especially if looked like them. ;)
Looking forward to seeing Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises.