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Chris Pine Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon come together in the movie This Means War as director McG explores the neglected genre of an action orientated rom-com This mirthless film manages to embarrass its three main characters in nearly every scene a career lowlight for these three actors The premise is straightforward enough Pine and Hardy are two cohesive super-tough CIA agents looking for love FDR Pine is the debonair ladies man with a chauvinist patch and Tuck Hardy is the romantic the cockney super lad with the V neck jumpers and simian stroll Their bromance is tested when they both fall in love with Lauren Reese Witherspoon the sexy CEO lonely of heart but looking for love The story plays out when Tuck and FDR realise they are pursuing the same woman and in a gentlemens agreement they abuse their work privileges and turn the quest of love into a childs game With ensuing hijacks seen in the trailer this movie is the opportunity for McG to effectively destroy his reputation and after the box office sensations Terminator Salvation and Charlies AngelsThe movie commences with a panning shot of Hong Kong however McG would have done better to not using subpar cinematographers as the city looks more like New York than Hong Kong Apart from this Tuck Hardy and FDR Pine are poised to prevent an elaborate robbery attempt by the profligate General Heinrich a sour faced Til Schweiger he is little more than a device to show that the two guys actually have a job in the CIA with Heinrich popping up every 10 minutes The action staged in this opening sequence is implausible irrational and improbable the latter may be prefigured as it describes the entire movie In any case you cannot buy into what you are looking at for a moment as the inferior writing of the script permeates the following 90 minutesReese Witherspoon is next on the scene as beautiful
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