Sound Off: James Mangold's Knight & Day - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
June 25, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It was big news when it was first announced that Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz would be co-starring in this highly anticipated summer action comedy. Formally titled Wichita, the James Mangold directed Knight and Day actually arrived in theaters on Wednesday earlier this week, but since it's now the opening weekend I thought I'd open the floor for discussion. Was it actually an entertaining action comedy? How were Cruise and Diaz? How were all the action scenes and the cinematography? If you've seen it, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of Knight and Day.
To fuel the fire, while I was entertained by Knight & Day, overall I didn't think it was really that good, just a mediocre mostly forgettable action comedy. I do think Tom Cruise was pretty damn good, but all of the best moments were in the trailer. Speaking of which, I was also very unimpressed with the action scenes in this, which is surprising because I really loved James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma, which had great action. I still hate Cameron Diaz and it was a pain to watch her, but thankfully Cruise's antics made things enjoyable. I actually think it was a severely watered down version of a much better action movie that Wichita should have been.
What did you think of Knight & Day? A great summer action comedy or totally forgettable?