Get Smart movie review

Last Thursday I had the chance to catch a movie at a cinema (whoa!). There's was not much good movie to choose from that Thursday morning so we decided to watch the least sucky one, i.e Get Smart starring Steve Farrel and the ever so lovely Anne Hathaway.
Get Smart is about Maxwell Smart, the top analyst of USA intelligence agency CONTROL, who hopes to become a real Field Agent, but despite scoring extremely well in the acceptance tests Max is denied the promotion because the Chief of CONTROL (Alan Arkin) thinks Max is too valuable as an analyst. This changes when CONTROL headquarters is attacked by their arch-enemy, the evil KAOS organization led by Siegfried, and almost all of CONTROL's Agents are exposed and killed. Max becomes Agent 86 and is partnered with Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), whose recent plastic surgery has protected her identity.

Max and 99 then travel to Russia on a mission to determine how KAOS has been getting nuclear weapons. Along the way, Max slowly proves to 99 that despite his inexperience and clumsiness he is actually a good field agent. That's where their adventure begins.

Watching Get Smart I couldn't help but compare it to James Bond and Austin Powers and it fails miserably to live up to both films. It is filled with cool gadgetry or action-packed like Bond and it's not even half as funny as Austin Powers. Although Steve Farrel tried to be funny, he just can't. I didn't laugh at any of his attempted jokes. Anna Hathaway performance is quite ordinary too. Honestly, I'd sleep and snore in the cinema if I didn't already paid to watch it.

Overall, I give Get Smart 50% freshness rating (a la Rotten Tomatoes). It maybe no 1 at the U.S box office but if you ask me, I won't waste my RM8 to watch this one at the movies. This movie also features Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura of Heroes) playing a minor supporting role. If you do want to watch this movie, agent 23 (Dwayne Johnson) is the double agent ha ha!

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