Monday, June 28, 2010

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: KNIGHT & DAY!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: KNIGHT & DAY!

While considered espionage in only the broadest sense of the term, Knight & Day, will still be a satisfying romp for those fans of the genre who get it.

So, what’s to get? Basically, for all its goffiness, Knight & Day is a sophisticated spoof – the stunts are just over the top enough for those savvy enough in the audience to realize that’s exactly what they are supposed to be – none of it is supposed to be believable, and the sooner a viewer realize that fact, the sooner they can sit back and enjoy the ride.

The film brings this attitude into focus when Cameron Diaz’ character gets out of focus while drugged. The audience gets to see the action from her point of view, which means, as she fades in and out, we get to see all of the jepoardy, but none of the brilliant escapes – it’s a cinamatic conceit that works exceptionally well for those willing to go along.

Both my wife and I went along – happily. Knight & Day is great escapist fare. The fact some of it doesn’t make a speck of sense doesn’t matter. The stunts are cool, the chemistry and dialogue between Cruise and Diaz is funny, and Diaz’ role actually has a character arc that brings the story full circle.

Go see it for a summer fun ride.

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Yuck. I hate to see people support the smirking dwarf and his cult in turn.