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Review: Falling in love and growing old with the same person seems quite a far-fetched idea in today’s day and age. While we see a new love story every few days, it is not a daunting task to gauge it’s uncanny resemblance with a story we may have seen or heard before owing its predictable ending.
“This Means War”, however fresh and original it seemed, is another film that came with a “I knew this would happen” ending. A stellar starcast sharing screen space with the likes of the “Legally Blonde” Reese Witherspoon and two very good-looking men, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, playing daredevil CIA agents.
A fun to watch movie but nothing new, at the same time a situation wherein you realise that all the actors are doing only what they are most comfortable with. Unfortunately, for the audiences, it becomes a redundant practice. An avid movie-goer shall watch almost every movie that hits the theatres each week since it is their favourite pastime activity, however, I do believe that a movie should appeal to both the classes and the masses for it to earn the “I will watch it again” category.
There was nothing much to the story. Just a very glossy affair teamed with a few unbelievable-looking stunts. Like they say, all’s fair in love and war, TMW is just another showcase of the age-old proverb. Two best friends and co-workers begin to harbour feelings of enmity because they love the same woman, Lauren (Witherspoon). While it was quite a disappointment to see the pretty lass in the role of a woman who is desperate and lonely in search of just about any man who will satiate her loneliness, alas! You will have to make do with it for most part of the film. (Spoiler alert!)
So as it would have worked out, her search for one man gets her two instead, as though this was a Buy One Get One Free offer. But in the end, it’s all good. Happy endings are what we like to identify such stuff with. Anyhow, this film has its moments intact and it was quite enjoyable unfortunately it is all but a one-time watch. It has too many clichés and loopholes. For example: a civilian being better acquainted with knowledge on warfare, it’s one thing to gather a lot of good-to-know information but here it seemed very pretentious. A film with a cast such as this should have been made with more conviction rather than showing the complacence and laziness with the script writing. There’s more than one