Are you gonna Get Smart?

Written by Suzanne on June 19, 2008 – 7:28 am -

The trailer for this movie really doesn’t motivate me to do much of anything. There is no laugh out loud moment for me. I don’t blink an eye at the blowing up, falling down, bang em up scenes. I sort of just watch in a daze.

I like Steve Carell, I mean he’s a funny guy in movies like Bruce Almighty, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty and of course the television show The Office, that I’ve heard so much about but have never watched. Actually, I’ve heard much more about the British version but that’s beside the point. The point being that Steve Carrell is an award winning actor, comedian, producer and writer. How can people be all those things? You would think such a comedic guy would make me want to get on Fandango and order tickets right now. Instead I find myself wanting to buy the DVD set on Amazon of the original Get Smart.

Maxwell Smart from the original 1960’s spy parody show was great. As a kid I loved the intro to the series and thought Agent 99 could easily be good friends with The Bionic Woman. Agent 99 was played by Barbara Feldon. She was the only surviving cast member by 2006 when she provided audio commentaries for the long-awaited Get Smart DVD set. Actor Don Adams, (Agent 86) died in 2005 at the age of 82.

If you’ve got about 7 minutes to spare, enjoy this youtube video I found of bloopers from the original series. I just love bloopers, don’t you?

Maybe the movie trailers are just not so hot, could be they’re not showing the true essence of the film. I was hoping that watching the unscripted interview between Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell on Moviefone would spark my interest but once again I found myself without a laugh out loud moment. Check out this question and answer between the two actors. Try to contain your excitement. I’m warning you!

Is it just me? Anyone else out there excited about this movie coming out this Friday, June 20th? How about all you original Get Smart fans? Are you gonna go Get Smart this weekend?

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