Get Smart Mini Review

Get Smart stars Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway (mmmm) and is based on the 1960’s TV show of the same name. It’s about an analyst (Steve Carell) for a government agency called Control, who desperately wants to become a field agent. Due to some unforeseen events he does become and agent, but he’s kind of a moron. Eventually he teams up with Agent 99, Anne Hathaway, as they track down a terrorist organization that is planning to detonate some nuclear bombs.

The movie is supposed to be sort of an action/comedy, but to be honest I was kind of bored throughout the whole thing. The only part that actually got my attention was Anne Hathaway in that dress…. damn she looked good. Other than that though, the funny parts weren’t really that funny, the action was alright but nothing special, and the story was very predictable. I don’t know if I was expecting more since a co-worker had told me it was really funny, but I was disappointed. I think Steve Carell on the gag reel and the vomit reel were funnier than the whole movie. Most of the “funny” parts were given away in the trailers to the movie so when they happened on the screen I never really found myself laughing. I don’t know what else to say about this one… If you’re curious I guess check it out, but I’m not going to recommend this one. Steve Carell is great in The Office, 40 Year Old Virgin and Anchorman, but I just feel like he fell short here, or the movie didn’t allow him to be as funny as he can be.