Posted Jun 14, 2005 in Movies.
I saw the first movie on my list, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, yesterday. It was a fairly enjoyable romp, much in the same vein as True Lies, but with better looking people. As ever, Angelina Jolie was simply gorgeous. Is there any doubt that she is the most beautiful woman in today's movie business? Brad Pitt, on the hand, looked better as a vampire; however, he made a good partner for Jolie.
Anyone who likes good-looking people, wry humor, and plenty of high-tech gunplay will enjoy this movie. Jolie and Pitt obviously had enormous fun making the movie, but the film's most amusing character is played by Vince Vaughn, who reminded me of the Tom Arnold character in the aforementioned True Lies.
The final shootout reminded my wife and I of the scene at the end of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, except that in Mr. & Mrs. Smith you actually get to see the pair engage the Bolivian army, so to speak. Ultimately, however, the number of shootouts became a bit tedious, and the film was probably 20-30 minutes too long. Still, I'm glad I went to see it.