by Cherszy (@cherszy)
This is Cameron Diaz, a.k.a. June Havens.
And this is Tom Cruise, a.k.a. Roy Miller.
And they have signed up for a mission of escape and they’re taking you with them in their mini adventure as their partner (not in crime). Are you ready to take on the ride in their latest film, Knight and Day?
Exciting, entertaining, and thrilling, the action-comedy had my eyes glued to the screen all the time. My heart was racing together with our protagonists as they keep on running around the globe – from the United States to Budapest to Spain to Peru. Wow, this movie really brought us places!
Too bad it stayed too true to its genre. I mean, literally, the film was just about two things: action and comedy. And of course, with that added spark of romance. But, beyond the explosions, the punches, the gun and knife fights, and the funny lines, there was only hollowness. There was nothing else there. No mystery. No suspense. It felt like I was just watching a film that teaches the art of self-defense and how to escape exploding stuff.
However, the movie was not all disappointing. In fact, it was actually very fun to watch. It’s just that if you’re looking for that something extra, maybe the X-factor, and for that twisted plot, then this is not a movie that you will entirely enjoy. But if you just want to relax and watch a light film, Knight and Day is the perfect pick.
Each scene in this film was filled with so much intensity that you’d wonder why Tom Cruise didn’t do action movies before. He’s really good at it as he jumps from one roof to another and as he shoots and dodges the bullets. And partnering with a Charlie’s angel? Now, that’s what I would call a great tandem!
From start to end, the action’s really dominant. There’s running, hiding, shooting, fighting, jumping, rolling, pushing, and whatever other action moves there are in the world. Our pair just never runs out of people to fight with. And it’s super exciting! There’s just so much going on in each minute! And especially if you have a dashing spy in action, it becomes even better! Seriously, even at 48, Tom Cruise is just like any other teenager with his energy and of course, with his looks.
As for the comedy, the film really captured the essence of making people laugh. It wasn’t just funny; it was hilarious! Cameron Diaz is just a natural! The looks on her face from scene to scene were just priceless! Good job, girl! You’re amazing! It’s like in the middle of all the action-packed scenes, you are suddenly tickled with humor.
With all the great acting and with the brilliance of being able to deliver the best of action and of comedy to its audience, it brings a frown to my face to say that Knight and Day falls short of excellence. The plot is simple and predictable, some parts of the story were vague, the conflict was an ordinary one, and although the action was exciting, the flow is a humdrum. There was nothing much to look forward to in the next scene. But, good thing, they know how to somehow mask that monotonicity by making each scene as intense and heated as possible so they could get the audience interested.
Overall, Knight and Day is a good watch, especially if you’re looking for a light summer action film that can take your blues away temporarily for 110 minutes. But, if it’s substance that you’re after, then this is no satisfaction for you, unless the pulchritude of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz’s faces are enough for that substance.
So, did you enjoy your ride with June and Roy?