Monday, January 22, 2007

Mr. and Mrs. Smith- Mini Review

As Lise was heading out to run some errands this weekend, I impulsively suggested that she pick up a movie rental at Statoil down the street. As you may imagine, a gas station with a socialist-inspired name might not exactly have the greatest selection- which it doesn't. When she returned, I asked her what she picked up. She said "I don't think you will like it" as she tossed my the DVD case. Upon seeing her selection, I suggested that she made a great choice.

There are three essential ingredients to a good movie, as I have noted elsewhere. They are, in no particular order, machine guns, helicopters and explosions. Machine guns appear throughout Mr. and Mrs. Smith. I recall at least two good explosions. I was a little unsure if this was going to be a great movie, since it took well over an hour before the helicopter appeared, but it was definitely there. This film delivers on all three counts. Three thumbs up.

3 comments:

mir said...

You sound like my brother. According to him; a movie with a helicopter has a big enough budget to be good. No helicopter... cheap moview = not good. If the helicopter blows up = even better!

filtersweep said...

That is the general idea, although most movies that show crashes tend to show the helicopter going down over a hill or behind a building, and once it is out of view they show "the explosion."

Just imagine how great a movie Brokeback Mountain could have been, if it had the three key ingredients. It probably would have actually WON the Oscar for Best Picture, rather than just received the nomination.

Sparky Dog said...

hey, filter...

you forgot one important element. ... JOLIE. Although, a good movie she does not in and of herself make...

Although there was one particular scene in Gone in 60 seconds that made her whole part worthwhile...

But anyway... guns, helicopters, explosions and at least one hot chick...