Trailer Hopping : This Means War Has No Love

Rating: No Butter
Posted February 1st, 2012 by popcorn

Two handsome men, one blonde girl in a tiny black dress and popping music. Let’s get this party started. Whoo-hoo!

That was the entire trailer – one long club scene with a bunch of good-looking high, drunk and “loose” people. When they’ve come to their senses, nothing about what happened would’ve made any sense. They wouldn’t know why they’re fighting, what they’re fighting for, or even where they are, for that matter.

This Means War trailer looks like it combined War of the Roses with Mr. and Mrs. Smith in an unromantic comedy. The action and prank sequences look like great fun, and worthy of some chuckles, but nothing to be taken seriously. The high-concept pranks seemed too unrealistic – using the nation’s services – fighter jets, other agents and automobiles to win over a girl while fighting in their best suits?

And, two top-notch, successful, physically fit and always well groomed men fighting over a girl they’ve just met? How unlikely is that when they can probably walk into any room and pick up a girl just as comparable to Reese Witherspoon?

Reese Witherspoon is not a good choice for this movie. She doesn’t have any hint of a “bad girl” attitude to be dating two men at once, that it’s hard to watch her in this role. I could imagine someone like Eva Mendes in this role, with her sultry smile and sexy allure that says I can take both men on and keep them hook to whatever she has. Also, there seems to be no chemistry between Witherspoon and her two costars.

This Means War is scheduled to open February 14, 2012; so, Valentine’s Day this year is not about the “awwww’s”,“oooh’s” of the cheesy romantic movies, but about the bangs. No pun intended. Tom Hardy and Chris Pine play two CIA operatives waging war against each other over the same woman they’re dating, Reese Witherspoon.

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