Thursday, March 8, 2012

This Means War

Have you watched This Means War? No? Are you still debating as to whether or not to go watch it? Yes? Well, let me help you with that. I have two words for you. Two words.

Tom. Hardy.

Still not convinced? Well, a picture's worth a thousand words, or so they say.

This picture requires no caption.

Or if you're more into Chris Pine (why?!), here you go:

Oh. Maybe I do know why. Look at those eyes.
(From Zimbio.)

Or if, you know, you're into girls, have a picture of Reese Witherspoon:

I couldn't find a nice portrait picture of her.
(From SkyLiving)

Okay, eye candy aside, I really did enjoy the movie. The basic gist of it is that two secret agents, best of friends with vastly different backgrounds, fall for the same girl. She dates and goes on to fall for them both (tsk tsk), unaware that the two know each other. Friendly competition ensues, made all the more interesting by their free access to all sorts of secret agent gadgets. Funny stuff.

Eventually, she chooses one guy, and you know which one it's going to be before she announces it. (You can't tell, but I am absolutely bursting to comment on her choice right now.) It's predictable, yeah, but it wins you back with a last-minute funny bit at the ending.

Admittedly, the characters seem to lack depth sometimes, Lauren (the female lead) especially. They tried to avoid that with Tuck and FDR, with at least one somewhat touching scene each. FDR's was very nicely done, I thought. It's taking all the self-restraint I have right now not to post any spoilers. Okay. Okay. Moving on.

Tuck and FDR. Who calls their friend/date 'FDR'?!
(From UGO)

The movie's rated 18PL, and I'm not sure why. Perhaps the Malaysian movie censorship board censored all the (even remotely) risqué bits. There were a few suggestive jokes, of course, but they were somewhat mild (eg. "...he 'entered the premises'" -- possibly my favourite line). The most we saw was kissing. Okay, you know what, I'm pretty sure the Malaysian movie censorship board did their overzealous thing. Why, though, if you're already going to give it a rating like that?

Since I've already started complaining, what was up with FDR's hair?! I mean, already, Chris Pine's head is reminiscent of Jimmy Neutron's. Why did they give him hair like that in the movie? C'mon, look at this!


From now on, whenever you see Chris Pine and his large head, you are going to think of Jimmy Neutron, and it'll be all my fault. You're welcome.

Anyway, in conclusion, This Means War is a thoroughly enjoyable movie if you're after a mindless comedy with eye candy. Tom Hardy is smokin' in this, and Jimm-- I mean, Chris Pine is too. Reese Witherspoon is just all-American adorable no matter what she does, so if you like that, you might like her in this movie. If you haven't already given This Means War a shot, go ahead, just for laughs (literally)!


  1. Eye candy goes to Hardy zomgodness how can anyone fangirl over Chris Pine when HARDY IS IN THE SAME MOVIE? I totally understand the blue eyes bit though, got distracted by them myself. Ok yes I'm glad we share a favourite mutual eye candy.

  2. I know omg I know my friends are all weird (except you <3). TOM HARDY FTW. I AM GLAD TOO.