“This Means War” Retitled as THIS MEANS BORE!

In Theaters: February 17, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language)
Genres: Comedy, Thriller, Action/Adventure
Distributors: 20th Century Fox Distribution
Director: McG

JJ Rating: B-

Tuck (Tom Hardy) joins a dating website and finds Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) and they go for a date. After the date she runs into FDR (Chris Pine) and brushes him off for being a cocky prick. FDR finds out where she works and forces her into a date with him. Lauren ends up dating two guys at one time. Two guys who work for the C.I.A. This Means War.

3 Good Things About this Film

  1. Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine make an exciting film premise about spies dating the same lady into a decent viewing despite the bland script.
  2. Chelsea Handler made me laugh. A lot. That made the film bearable like strawberries on a really dry, nasty cake.
  3. A few situational scenes had me laugh out loud. I think there were three, overall.

6 Bad Things About this Film

  1. The writing was boring.
  2. The length. If I have to explain, one more time, how an hour and a half is a cut off time for a comedy, I might explode into a thousand little me's and destroy everyone.
  3. Not enough funny moments that were uncliched.
  4. The fact that she got mad over them knowing each other, but it was okay for her to date two guys was anoying. Come on, seriously?
  5. Double standard.
  6. Every phrasing for this film unsubtly avoids VS. As if SPY VS SPY is copyrighted. Oh, wait...

This Means War was a decent film to watch. Nothing I'd urge anyone to rush out and see. 

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