Mr. & Mrs. Smith - a watershed in Anti-Hero Psychology? (Yes. Really.)
Perhaps comedy was the aim? I certainly laughed but is that really where weâ€™re heading even in comedy? Good looking people with quips replacing plot entirely? Have we really reached that point? Sure, there was a sort of plot - will they realise they love each other (so we can see Brad and Angelina in a love scene) - but when you care so little for the protagonists itâ€™s not much of a hook. Sure, the charactersâ€™ survival in the face of all that ammunition could be seen as the spine of a story but, again, who cares if they survive? In fact, I was hoping it would end in tragedy so that it would perhaps redeem itself as a really black comedy.
It seems that we now have finally reached the point where at least someone believes that audiences are happy to go to the movies just to see sexy people committing sexy violence with sexy weapons in sexy clothes forâ€¦ some, vague reason. I say, audiences rise up and demand more! â€¦ Hmmâ€¦ Anyone? â€¦ Please? â€¦ Oh dear.