I was a real fan of the 1960 TV series
Get Smart, based on a funny spy spoof staring Don Adams
as Maxwell Smart.
I thought Steve Carell made a perfect Maxwell
Smart, capturing the character and keeping most of the feeling
of the old show.
The action is virtually nonstop, and everything
they tried did not work all the time, but sheer silliness pulled
it through for myself -- plus the nostalgia factor.
Would you believe it was better than I
thought by that much?
Would you believe a poorly written, average
Fans of Get Smart will be disappointed
in this mediocre retelling of the TV show made popular by the
humorous writings of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.
Perfectly cast, this nod to the 60s spy
show is just that -- a nod in name only.
Maxwell Smart's catch phrases are delivered
with lackluster enthusiasm and his character is turned into a
pathetic desk jockey fantasizing about the spy world.
Sorry about that, chief.
Steve Carell, the comedic actor and star
of the TV show The Office sort of fell into the part of
forgetful super spy Maxwell Smart.
In this new big-screen movie version, the
star spends his days at the secret agency writing reports nobody
He dreams of being a hotshot field agent,
and gets his chance when evil forces from overseas attack and
destroy his headquarters.
He than sets off to save the world with
a hostile but good-looking female agent by his side.
The film's tone is more slapstick than
story, which plays to Carell's deadpan, silly, humorous talents.
I liked the funny bits of action comedy
scattered throughout the flick.