This Means War
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Effing Hardy
This Means War has a 24% on Rotten Tomatoes. I think this is one of those situations where the critics are just being cranky. They weren't hugged enough as children and it comes out when they watch a fun and entertaining movie with engaging stars. I'll admit that my enjoyment of the movie was situational. I was with my GNO (Girls' Night Out) friends and had a really fun time. We laughed the whole way through, the action was fun and the acting was good. The story was slim (and at times surpassed Twilight-level creepy) but it kinda worked.
I'm not going to get too deep into the merits of the film. I will say that Reese is one of the few actresses that I enjoy ALL THE TIME. No matter what I'll go see whatever movie she's in. Plus I get a kick out of Chris Pine and think Tom Hardy is one of the sexiest dudes to come along in a long time. Seriously. The guy...he's just...I mean...wow. I'm sure someone somewhere disagrees with me but they would be wrong.
Anywhoodle, it was action-y, romantic and very funny. Don't be scared off by cranky critics.
For a review rooted in a bit more reality, check out what Tracy said over at the Examiner.