Friday, March 9, 2012

Movie Review: Killers


Released:  2010

Rated:  PG-13

Genre:  Action, Comedy, Romance

Length:  100 minutes: 1hr 40mins

Recommendation:  Oh yes!  Fun and relaxing action.

Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women.  But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss.  Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday.  That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit.  Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street.  Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives.  As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet...

My Thoughts and Summary:
Jen goes on vacation with her parents, to Nice, after a heartbreaking breakup with her boyfriend.  Spencer is in Nice on a job, to remove someone.  These two cross paths and spark interest.  They fall for each other.  Spencer wants the simple life of neighbors and normal life.  Three years passes and they life the happy normal life, until Spencer learns he has a high priced hit on his head.  All the people he thought to be friends, could very well turn out to be one of many trying to collect on the bounty.

I really enjoyed this one.  Maybe it was just the right themed movie at the right time, but I laughed and enjoyed it.  This had a light feel to the humor and action, but had action and mystery to it.  It was just so much fun for me!

There was quite the cast in this movie, which makes me surprised I had not heard of it before.  Aston Kutcher plays Spencer.  Katherine Heigle plays Jen, the daughter and wife to Spencer.  Tom Selleck is Jen's protective dad.  Katherine O'Hara is Jen's mother who always has some sort of alcoholic drink in her hand, at any time of day, and fun as she has a carefree feel to her.

My husband enjoyed it as well.  He compared it to Mr. & Mrs. Smith, saying it's similar in storyline.  I will say it's about assassins and one of the couple is, or was, one.  But this movie was much lighter in feel and I really liked that.  More humor lased the action and story line.

I don't have much to say as I just really enjoyed it!  Humor intertwined with action and mystery and a touch of romance.


Ryan said...

Saw this one on cable a while ago and liked it. It's was fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed Mr. & Mrs. Smith so maybe I’ll check this one out!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I really like Katherine Heigl and I really need to see if NetFlix has this one on demand. Thanks!

Melliane said...

it was a really nice movie, I enjoyed it as well. It's nice from time to time to watch a movie like that.

Blodeuedd said...

It was boring, yup, that is all I remember..and a cool chase

Jackie said...

When I read the synopsis, I thought Mr & Mrs Smith too/ I'm not a big Kutcher fan but love Heigl's movies. I remember wanting to see this when it was in the theatres; glad it's on disc now. I will definitely check it out :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Ryan! Hey! Hope you are doing well. :) Glad to see you enjoyed this movie too. :) Thank you!

StephanieD - Oh, this reminded us both of a lighter version of Mr & Mrs. Smith. Hope you like it if you watch it.

Melissa (Books&Things) - Oh, I got this one on Netflix. Now if they had it on instant viewing, I don't remember. Hope you enjoy it if you see it. :)

Melliane - yes it is. :) And this was a light movie I think I needed that weekend. :) thank you!

Blodeuedd - lol. I can see boring. :) But yes, very nice chase. ;D Thank you!

Jackie - I'm not a big Kutcher fan either, but Heigl was what caught my eye with this movie, so thought I'd give it a go. It was nice. :) Hope you like it if you get to watch it. :)

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

OKay, I want to see this one really bad. Heard good and bad things about it. Love Heigl.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jennifer L. Bielman - :) So glad you like the sounds of this one. I do hope you enjoy it if you see it. :) Thank you!