This Means War
Movie: This Means War
Tagline: It’s spy against spy
Genre: Comedy, Action, Romance
Review Date: 3/28/12
Showing at: In theatres
Runtime: 97 minutes
Reviewer: M. Frymyer
They are best friends and partners in crime, literally! Two deadly CIA agents, FDR and Tuck, fall in love with the same girl and decide to keep their friendship a secret from her. Both men sabotage each others dates with her and put tiny CIA cameras in her house to eves drop on her. Lauren seeks help from a close friend. Will she find out their secret? Will she be able to pick just one boy? Will their friendship stay intact?
This Means War is the movie of the year in my point of view. It has everything, romance, action, and comedy all equally balanced. I really liked this movie mainly because of the actors. Gorgeous, muscular, Chris Pine stars as FDR Foster, one of the CIA agents. Pine has it all, the looks, the muscles, and the charm! He plays the role of FDR perfectly; I couldn’t think of a better person than him. Reese Witherspoon plays Lauren just right; Lauren is a fun-loving girl and Witherspoon is a sweet girl all around. When the character Lauren has to be serious, Witherspoon is serious, when she needs to be dramatic, she can be dramatic! Witherspoon has everything that she needs to play the role of Lauren. The character Tuck is played by Tom Hardy. Tuck is FDR’s partner in crime that falls in love with Lauren too. Hardy plays the role of Tuck perfectly; the British cutie brings charm to the movie and without him, there wouldn’t be a plot!
Another thing I really enjoyed about this movie was the content, meaning what happened in the movie. The rating really says it all, PG-13 and I completely agree with that, this movie is one that I wouldn’t allow a young child to watch. The content would be too mature and, at points, too immature for them to comprehend. Along with that there are some inappropriate parts in the movie that a young child shouldn’t see. Overall, the comedy in the movie is just right for a teenager or an adult. The romance in the movie isn’t overpowering so it isn’t funny but it isn’t so subtle that it isn’t noticeable. While there was some profanity it wasn’t enough to say it was rude.
The scenery in this movie was absolutely perfect. The movie opened inHong Kongand it looked like it was actually filmed there. Later on in the movie you see FDR’s apartment and it looks just right for a rich, undercover, CIA, ladies man. Although This Means was filmed inVancouverit is supposed to take place in downtownLos Angeles. The movie really looks like it was filmed inLos Angeles, all the way down to the palm trees. When you see Lauren’s apartment it looks like an average downtown, expensive,Los Angelesapartment. It is big and spacious, the way an apartment would be in any big city. All of the places that the characters go are exactly the way they should be, I couldn’t have thought of anything better.
So the next time you are looking for a movie that has just enough romance, action, and comedy to be completely balanced, see This Means War. Out of all the movies I’ve been in 2012 so far this one is the best, and I’ve seen a lot of new movies this year. On a scale from one to ten I would most certainly give this movie a 9.