Knight & Day, Killers Movie review

This is a twin review of two recent movies with a rather similar concept. It reminds me of the time, Eraser and Mission Impossible came out also together, and Thin Red Line and Saving Private Ryan too.
First the similarities:

Both shows have a similar premise: they are about a beautiful woman who falls for a man of her dreams, who is charming, handsome and utterly irresistible. little does she know what he does and that where the trouble begins. Then mayhem ensues, as the explosions, bullets and bombs go off. Now this being a romantic action comedy sort of genre, you know that they will survive the bullets, the trials and tribulations of the relationship (well at least for the duration of the movie) and live happily ever after in supreme love for one another.

This is fronted by two reasonably likable stars - Aston Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, and they seem to try, but Aston is so wooden, that he should be afraid of and deserves to be eaten alive by termites. Heigl is hot, but has only one kind of expression and she is only good for the dumb blond role, which she has milked to the extreme in the past few roles, almost like a younger Jennifer Anniston. Both have limited acting chops and they show it clearly. The addition of Tom Selleck does not add much and you don't really know why people are trying to kill Aston unless they also disagree with the quality of his acting.
Plot: 2/5
Action 2/5 - there are some explosions, but the whole connect of the show is so disjointed that you can't really appreciate the action.
Chick factor - well Heigl is still hot, but it gets a little tiring 3.5
I would consider this for rental only if all the releases were taken for the week.
Knight and Day
Tom Cruise does a secret agent role once more, and his female lead here is Cameron Diaz, who tries to add her own ditzy flavor to this alternate spin on the spy romantic couple movie. She does bring some charm, but being almost a decade older than when she did Something about Mary and also Mask, an older lady doing the whole dumb blond thing is harder to swallow. So Killers takes one point for this.
But the older couple of Tom and Cameron definitely have more chemistry and their experience helps pull this movie one up on the Killers. The action is still outrageous but in a way you can stomach and they still manage to make it look a little effortless.
The plot is equally thin, but a little more believable. 3/5
Action is fair 3/5
Chick factor is lacking though: 2/5

So Knight and Day take the tie breaker, but with not much to spare. But if I had to take one of the two shows home for the weekend, it would be the latter... and it would not be a great weekend...


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