Posted on 7/06/05 10:26 AM
I liked this movie because it is silly. It is fun, with good action. Many critics seem to think its formulaic. Well, yes, but so many movie are these days since there have been so many movies made to begin with. Similarities must exist somewhere. A film like Major League is formulaic, but its also highly entertaining, which Mr. and Mrs. Smith is definately. I'm sure the DVD extras will be great for this film.
The minivan chase is great not only for action, but also for making fun of them. Minivan jokes always work for me. Vince V. adds good humor, but he is overshadowed by Pitt and Jolie in the humor category. The movie has a heavy Ocean's 11 type feel, partly because of Pitt, but mostly because of the one line jokes that pepper both movies. Although straight out of movie making formula, its always fun to see the hot woman working with high-tech equipment and other professional hot women, while the man goes on instinct, and has a band of rag-tag helpers and informants.