Sound Off: Get Smart - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 20, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Although we're nearly half way through the summer season, Get Smart marks the arrival of one of the first big comedies this summer. Was Steve Carell able to capture the spirit of Don Adams and fulfill the comedic genius of Mel Brooks? Was there too much action and not enough comedy or vice versa? With Get Smart, expectations are high primarily because the film is based on such a beloved TV show and because America loves Steve Carell so much. Will this be the first big family hit of the summer? Was Anne Hathaway too hot for the screen? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Get Smart.
To fuel the fire, I thoroughly enjoyed Get Smart, but didn't think it was amazing. I hardly laughed except for a few scenes with Alan Arkin, but beyond that, I thought it was just too choppy and unstructured to be as good of a spy movie as any Bond and too serious to be as hilarious as any good comedy. I really wanted it to be much better, but it didn't even come close to meeting my expectations. The trailers had shown us all of the good comedic moments and all that was left were great action scenes that never really felt like they fit together. Overall a solid and entertaining film, but definitely not one of my favorites this summer.
What did you think of Get Smart? One of the best or worst comedies this summer?