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Get Smart

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Appropriate Tribute to the Original Dec 23 2008
By Ian Gordon Malcomson HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
I was once a child of the sixties, raised on a steady diet of TV comedies loaded with cornball, slapstick, and spoofy routines. The "Get Smart" series was no exception. Its creator, Mel Brooks, went one step further and used it as a clever means to parody the secret workings of the CIA and the KGB during zany time called the Cold War. It was one of my favourite programs because it was outrageously funny, daringly original, full of memorable throwaway lines and next-to-useless gadgets. This latest Steve Carell/Anne Hathaway version definitely lives up to the original. As usual, Max, as bumbling Agent 86 for Control, once again muddles through his assignment in a delightfully goofy manner, while his partner, Agent 99, carries the day with the highest of professional dedication and mettle. The plotline involves a series of hastily planned, loosely strung-together adventures that take us into the heart of the real world of evil where one quickly finds the ever sophisticated energies and destructive designs of Kaos at work. There are lots of close calls and high jinks to keep the viewer amused in this movie: everything from a Control-ordered mission to seek and destroy a Kaos factory that is supposedly making 'yellow cake' to the dynamic duo's follow-up efforts to foil a heinous plot by the archfiend, Seigfried, to destroy the world leadership in one fell swoop. This movie offers the viewer many hair-raising antics, many laughs, and political jabs as it endeavours to bring "Get Smart" into the post-Cold War twenty-first century. Underlying this latest "Get Smart" rendition is the subtle message that Brooks would likely happily endorse: governments, regardless of what side of the issue, are always open to public satire when they overstate and simplify the righteousness of their cause. Good family entertainment and a way for us older types to connect with the younger generation.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get Smart (2008) Feb. 6 2009
By PMikey
I found this to be a brilliant re-invention of the original material, true to it's core essence while not being slave to details.

I found the new Max to be a truly sympathetic character (more so than the classic Max) and, at last, we understand how Max can be a respected "Top Agent" and still be such a screw up (tons of theoretical knowledge with very little field experience).

Can't go wrong with this film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars agents out to Russia..in post chechnyean world Dec 8 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this film..a retro look at an old show..the cast was changed..maybe they werent around..or..on an old TV show "lucy goes to a Hollywood Premier"..I was amused LUcille ball looking back at carole lombard the actress Im sure..and the fame she achieved..humor..sensuality..sophistication..and all those lovers in real life..all over the world..and it came across..and here Barbara Feldon..for what these producers had in mind..the names of old cast members are given..not hers..the world glimpsed through the CHECHNYEAN aftermath..at the beginning..on the dvd..we are given icons..to view the film through..and an assortment..of similar antagonists..JAMES BOND FILM..the spy films most produced in the west..Ive often argued..from ENgland i dont rate them as high as other spy writers..and others in the spy services have their own views..these are the eyes..from get smart..and Carrell and Hathaway..are stereotyped one way..and the others.."evil empire"..bombs destruction..CHechnyea..the new enemy is terrorism,..if you read the story/filmthe secret Agent..that was known long ago..and the scriptwriter tries to pump interest into this set up..so he brings across anne hathaway..in physicalness..moving like a ballerina..and there are som elucille ball...who never really had a chance to excell..and for whatever reason..MADD..that is the world..mutual destruction..and an interesting story is crafted..the CARRELL character is in form..and anne hathaway..I saw this in the theatres..the physicalness and stunts..especially as the CARRELL character is taken in by her..agent 99...an enjoyable film..and I just read the story as they present it..IAN FLEMING like..chitty chitty bang bang..and the hathaway role is romped up..to get over this..involve you in this story..is the only place the store livens up.. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great. July 16 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Better than the TV series. Everyone is great. The plot is great. The picture quality is Great. The sound is Great. The cover of the box is Great.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars very bad condition June 20 2013
By Ning
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The movie is in a very bad condition, and if i know that i won't order it. Now the only reason i am not returning it is that i don't want to bother.
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