Critic Review - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"This Means War" is the worst McG film yet. And good Lord, that is saying something.

February 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Comments (9)
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Alex Powers

Alex Powers

eh i have to dissagree with you, yes you made some sense, but it isnt that bad as you say it is.

Feb 19 - 03:21 PM

Walter White

Walter White

lol great review, McG sucks

Feb 19 - 04:14 PM

David Lim

David Lim

This Means War is best-viewed after watching Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQx99RYjtTY

Feb 21 - 07:04 PM

Michelle Kaye

Michelle Kaye

what are all of you high? this movie was really good and cute. i agree on MCg but this was a good movie and deserve more than this hate

Feb 26 - 04:37 PM

Courtney Boyle

Courtney Boyle

yeah i totally agree with Michelle. it was such a good movie, i was laughing through almost the whole thing.

Mar 3 - 07:11 PM

Tommy H.

Tommy Edward

Cute doesn't equal good.

May 21 - 04:39 AM

Cheyne Legris

Cheyne Legris

this is the most action packed chick flick i've ever seen .. it's surprisingly more about Reese's conundrum than the men's pissing contest .. i think most women will find this a good movie because of the scenes with Reese and her friend and how liberating it must be to date two handsome men at the same time and have them just fighting over you .. what a fantasy indeed .. the premise no doubt sets up a multitude of interesting possibilities, but that premise is at the same time so ridiculous that the proceedings are impossible to take seriously .. but it's not supposed to be taken seriously .. what director wouldn't want their film to be taken seriously? anyways, who really cares? this film is obviously released at this time of year because distributors know that it would never make it as a true summer blockbuster .. what can be said for this film is that the casting is good, the chemistry between our two charming male leads lends itself some ok moments, but that all it is, a series of ok moments .. the dialogue is funny sometimes, but the motivations seem jilted .. they pine for the affections of Reese's character, but it soon becomes a pissing contest rather than two men actually trying create a true relationship with this woman .. Pine's character is a playboy while Hardy's character is the one who seemingly wants her for more 'right' reasons .. and who does she end up going with? if you can't guess, then you're giving this film too much credit .. McG is a action director and even those sequences here are sloppy, most notably a moments during the final action sequence where a car wrecks and explodes and in the next shot is completely intact and continues rolling and rolling and rolling towards our three musketeers .. it's sloppy and for no reason .. but audiences still respond positively to most of it because 'this means war' is shiny with great set pieces and quick pacing ..

Mar 7 - 02:31 PM

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado

Excellent review

Jun 8 - 09:18 PM

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado

I watched it with my wife and it was funny and fun. Seriously what did you expect? to kill a mockingbird? Fun film

Jun 8 - 09:17 PM

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