Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Elaborate car chases, multiple explosions and a high body count from shootouts are what you can expect in the action film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. John Smith (Brad Pitt) and his beautiful wife Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) look like the average married couple living in an expensive house in the suburbs. Each is keeping a secret from the other: they are both highly paid assassins (aren’t they all highly paid) who travel the world for two secret organizations. When John and Jane are both sent to kill the same person, they almost kill each other and their secrets are revealed. John has a stash of guns and money in a secret vault in the garage and Jane has guns and money hidden in the kitchen. (I wonder if my wife has any hidden money, but of course it could be lying on the kitchen table and I wouldn’t know.) Problems in their marriage escalate when they are instructed by their respective employers to kill each other, nonetheless, they are both quite creative in their efforts. They destroy the house with pistols, high powered rifles, automatic weapons and even bazookas. (If my wife has any weapons like these hidden I’m in trouble.) The charm and sex appeal between Pitt and Jolie are the main ingredients that make this film work. A few one-liners and non-stop action from beginning to end doesn’t hurt either. Unfortunately, really good movies need more than action and the second half of this slug-fest begins to drag. To be honest, the entire plot is about as thin as the white blouse Angelina Jolie wears in one of the scenes. (If your a blind guy like me this doesn’t matter anyway.) This film is fun but its shallow entertainment and I’m giving it a C+ rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.