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It took me three tries to see this movie, the third time being the charm. The first time was Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and about ten minutes into the showing the movie broke. Bummer, but we were all issued free passes for a movie of our choice for the inconvenience. I still wanted to see Knight and Day so I opted for the 4:00 p.m. showing. It was sold out (which was probably code for the movie is still broken). I tried successfully on Sunday for the 2:00 p.m. movie and was rewarded with an enjoyable two hours of viewing time.
Knight and Day is a light comedy/action movie staring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Tom Cruise plays the role of Roy Miller a government secret agent who is tying his best to protect the inventor and invention of a young nerdy genius who has invented a battery that will revolutionize the fuel world as we know it. Cameron Diaz plays the role of June Havens an innocent bystander who accidently gets involved in the action. Roy and June are chased from continent to continent trying to avoid the bad guys and creating a lot of havoc along the way. There are lots of exciting vehicle chases, motorcycle rides, air plane crashes and gun fights with bullets flying everywhere. I love a movie where the good guy can walk into a hail of gunfire without the bullets hitting him and being able to kill off at least a dozen or so bad guys and protecting the innocent Miss June at the same time before escaping. The plot of this movie is very predictable but the silly dialogue and banter between Roy and June and the chemistry that eventually develops between the two make it an enjoyable two hours.
Anyway, if you're looking for an entertaining movie that is action filled and pretty funny at the same time then you'll like this film. It was nice to see Tom Cruise doing light comedy, he does it so well and Cameron Diaz is at her best in this one as well, hopefully overcoming last years flop “The Box”, but that’s another review. Knight and Day has received only mediocre reviews but I personally think it was a good movie and I’m glad that I was persistent in trying to see it.
Rated PG13 for violence
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