"I've been trained to dismantle a bomb in the pitch black with nothing but a safety pin and a Junior Mint, I think I can get you in and out of some clothes without... looking. I'm not saying that's what I did."Blockbuster magnet Tom Cruise invades screens once again along with his best friends--explosions, car chases, and special effects--in this year's action flick Knight and Day. Reuniting with his Vanilla Sky co-star Cameron Diaz, Cruise stars as secret agent Roy Miller who finds out the hard way that his latest assignment is supposed to be his last.
When he meets everyday girl June Havens (Diaz) by chance, Roy takes the damsel in distress for a wild ride dodging bullets, armored vans, and bad guys. Those bad guys being other rival agents and some shady ones in the process, led by Oscar nominee Viola Davis (Doubt) and Peter Sarsgaard. June starts off as a bumbling valley girl-type who is terrified of guns and cars speeding down the road with no drivers, but by the end of the movie--and with the help of her exciting new beau--she turns into a quick-draw, seasoned assassin. Diaz is clearly recycling her stale shallow blonde performance she's been using ever since 1994's The Mask. And Cruise has been in better, more clever, action flicks.
Yeah, it's mindless. But it was fun watching Diaz and Cruise share the spotlight again, even for this empty yet fun film. You can't deny those two have great chemistry onscreen together. Knight and Day is a bit too long (one too many plot twists that made you just not care by the end) but it's fun though predictable thrill ride.