Knight And Day (2010)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2010Twentieth Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, Pink Machine, Tree Line Film, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by ,

Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise in Knight And Day.

 is an antique car restorer who is on a routine flight home for her sister’s wedding when she notices something odd on her flight; she comes back from the bathroom and discovers that the cute guy she kept running into at the airport (Tom Cruise) has killed everybody on board, including (oops) the pilots. This begins a whirlwind adventure around the world for her as she discovers that he is a secret agent trying to keep bad FBI guys (from whom he’s gone rogue) from getting their hands on a super battery invented by a young geek () that can power an entire city for months. James Mangold follows the formula of all these types of James Bond-inspired adventures, making sure the couple is always in a gorgeous locale, throwing in ridiculous action scenes at every opportunity and doing his best to ensure that these two find romance in the conclusion. Unfortunately, the writing is hackneyed and the chemistry between the stars is completely non-existent. Cruise just looks desperate to prove that he is still young and vital and seems to not care who his co-star is in particular, while Diaz merely appears to be enjoying collecting money while acting like a goofy idiot. The slack tension between the leads and the by-the-numbers plot that basically just makes itself up as it goes along make for a very tedious waste of time.

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