Monday, July 5, 2010

Movie Monday - The Hunt is On


Written by: Bob DeRosa and Ted Griffin

Directed by: Robert Luketic

Released: June 4, 2010

Rating: PG-13

Summary: Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer’s 30th birthday. That’s when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbours, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage, manage his in-laws, keep up neighbourly appearances ... and just plain survive.

I was sceptical about this movie since the last Katherine Heigl movie flopped for me, but a friend of mine wanted to go see this on campus and the movie tickets are super cheap, so I agreed to go.

I’m not going to say that it was amazing, because it wasn’t, but it was a little above average and it was entertaining. Besides, you got to stare at a half-naked Ashton Kutcher… that was a bonus. He just keeps getting more attractive as he gets older. It was fairly funny as well; I laughed more than a few times.

I would recommend this movie for a date or for a bunch of friends who want to oogle Ashton Kutcher. If you can, go on cheap night (if your local theatre has one) because I don’t think that it’s worth the full movie price, or wait until it comes on DVD because, really, it’s not a noteworthy movie. In fact, it’s semi-predictable and forgettable. I’m giving this movie a 4.5/10

1 comment:

Swimmer said...

Oh I still want to see it though with any of my friends who get slap happy with sugar! They would have a blast!!