After reading all the bad reviews on Mr Top Gun Tom Cruise’s and Cameron Diaz new movie Knight and Day, I was headed to see a different flick, but it was packed, so I opted for the new action movie. Yea, everyone gave it mixed reviews, but I think that’s because they were looking for missing impossible and older movies of Cameron Diaz.
Diaz was just as sexy in this movie as she was in all her movies a decade ago, and I didn’t realize how natural, and how much drama she could bring to the stage until I saw in her action, and not just on a motorcycle. She played the big, dumb sexy blond, but she also revealed why like her.
The last time I saw “Cameron Michelle Diaz” in There’s Something About Mary, I knew she was going to be a silver screen hottie. By the way Ben Stillera plays “Ted” and Matt Dillon were in that movie in 1998, where a man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her then was a complete disaster. Ted was a high school geek, who was going to the prom with one of the most popular girls in the school.
The prom date never happened, because Ted had a very unusual accident. 13 years later he realizes he’s still in love with Mary, so he hires a private investigator to track her down. The investigator discovers he too may be in love with Mary, so he gives Ted some false info to keep Ted away from Cameron Diaz.
I thought the film was great, lots of action, hilarious comedy and some pretty bold stunts in the movie for a Diaz. She was just as sexy as she was 10 years ago, and Cruise appear fit, and just as cocky, but just as fast as he was in mission Impossible.
I went in with an open mind and only seeing a partiable trailer so I was not prepared for the action nor the slapstick humorous drama scenes. What I really loved was the venue. It was filmed on location in Europe, and wow the places that were destroyed and the scenes were awesome.
The biggest surprise later in the movie was Captain Dale Dye in Knight and Day (2010) …. Frank Jenkins, who I have met personally and who is the same guy on camera and behind the camera (Band of Brothers). I was hoping for a longer role, because Dye is very natural No Better Place to Die (details only on IMDbPro), Larry Crowne (2011) (post-production), Falling Skies (2010) (TV) (post-production) “Entourage” …. Firearms Instructor / … (3 episodes, 2005-2010)
It’s not a perfect film, but hey I’m not a perfect critic or movie goer. I usually go to watch and be entertained like everyone else. If we looked at every film from a technical perspective, we wouldn’t enjoy it. It would be called a theater assignment not a movie, right?
I’ve always liked Cruise and Diaz movies, and I get tired of seeing the same folks in the same new movies like Sam Worthington, Damaged, Quartermain ,The Last Days of American Crime, Dracula Year Zero, Man on a Ledge,The Candidate(details only on IMDbPro), This Means War (2011) (pre-production, The Fields(2011/II) (post-production), The Debt (2010/I) (completed), Last Night (2010),Clash of the Titans (2010), Avatar (2009) and the Terminator Salvation(2009) and Megan Fox, (Fathom (2011),The Crossing (in production),Passion Play (2010) (post-production), Jonah Hex (2010),Lilah, Jennifer’s Body(2009),Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009).
Don’t get me wrong I love both of these actors in feature and action movies, they just happen to be blockbuster, or is it just me. Maybe it’s the studios like Warner Bros or Directors of blockbuster movies that get them young, early and inexpensive before their careers take off and make big bucks.
Okay, you’re right Cruise and Diaz also were in many big movies, too, so let’s just enjoy them for what they are, entertainment and stop being so critical at the movies. It’s not an easy job acting, directing and producing. Everything can go wrong and does go wrong. More later.