Bottom Line: Originally slated for a Valentine’s Day release, because of its promised blend of romance and action (romaction!), THIS MEANS WAR is a shiny, sparsely fun, shallow and almost chemistry-free time waster that may boast a few laughs…but also boasts a few very talented actors who’ve simultaneously decided to take two steps back in their careers (for the moment). Some may find it mildly entertaining…and I guess, it kind of is – but those same people (including myself) will also try and remember what movie they just saw by the time they get home. This glossy gift is nothing more than a beautifully stylish heart-shaped box…with one bite already taken from each chocolate.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Chelsea Handler
Directed by: McG (Charlie’s Angels, We Are Marshall and Terminator Salvation)
Running time: 98 minutes
Story: The world's deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman. Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever - each other. (20th Century Fox)