In the “Better Late than Never” category, Denisa and I went out to the movies a week and a half ago. Remember that chat we had about it? Yeah, well anyway–we saw Knight and Day, and I forgot to tell you all what I thought of it. I’ll remedy that now. A lot of the times, your experience with a movie can really depend on your expectations of it. If you go in thinking you’re going to be blown away, but aren’t, you walk out disappointed. (Side story on this one–the first time I saw A League of Their Own, I thought it was going to be a screwball comedy. I hated it. When I saw it again–after someone had told me it was more of a funny sports drama–I really liked it. Expectations are key.)
Anyway. My expectations for this film were not high. I wanted to be entertained. To see attractive people do interesting things for an hour and a half, and to leave having had a good time. I walked away satisfied. Is it the best movie I’ve ever seen? No. Is it worth the price of admission? Certainly. I really enjoyed it for its unique spin on the classic spy movie motif. Instead of following the super spy the whole movie, the film makes the romantic lead in it the main character. It’s all about the girl–how she reacts to everything that’s going on. Think Dr. No, but starring Honey Ryder, not James Bond. I think that’s cool. Your mileage may vary.
In any case, I think the movie’s been getting dumped on a little too harshly by critics. I recommend it and think you’ll have a good time watching it. Just keep those expectations in check. Three stars.