"Killers" Movie Trailer Review

2/22/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Jeff Hwang

As we settle into the new year and decade, one thing remains constant--there will be no shortage of action films.

“Killers,” currently in production and set for release this summer, appears to combine action and comedy elements much like many other titles have done. Quickly checking the backgrounds to this movie, nothing jumps out right away.

A movie about secret agents (007 series, “Derailed” (2002), “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (2005), etc.) is certainly not avant-garde. A movie involving an unlikely couple (“Knocked Up” (2007), “The Proposal” (2009), etc.) is nothing new either.

Then what exactly is Robert Luketic--the director of “Legally Blonde” (2001), “Monster-in-Law” (2005), and “The Ugly Truth” (2009)--trying to offer here?

First off, “Killers” actually should be categorized as an action-romantic-comedy film. What did all the titles listed beforehand have in common? They’re all romantic comedies. Thus, I can at least assume Luketic knows what he’s doing.

However, this is the first time Luketic has attempted an action film of any sort. With all the chases, the gunfire and periodic pandemonium, the trailer alone seems intriguing. Well, that’s if you comprehend the general plot.

Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher, whom I will forever label as Michael Kelso of “That ‘70s Show”) is an undercover CIA agent. Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl, “Knocked Up” and “The Ugly Truth”) is a pretty computer techie and not a CIA agent. Somehow fated to cross paths, they eventually marry into a wonderful, loving life together.

If that’s all there is, this would be a terrible movie.

There must be conflict, which is in this case finds Spencer learning he has become a target for trained killers. The happy couple’s lives are in danger. But on top of that, they must work to keep their marriage together, settle down their in-laws, and maintain their humble, law-abiding and neighborly fa├žade…and obviously find out why Spencer is being hunted.

It is unknown if there will be any interesting twists within the linear plot. Regardless, fans of both action films and romantic-comedy films will certainly flock to see this fusion.

Judging from the track records of the director and cast, along with the film’s genre and plot, this film does not appear to be a frontrunner for any Oscars. Nonetheless, “Killers” may be an ideal movie for those seeking some time to kick back and relax.

View the movie trailer for "Killers" below. What are your thoughts?

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  1. Anonymous said...

    It actually looks quite entertaining for an evenings adventure.