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Old 10-13-11, 05:27 PM
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This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon



So...I've got no way to hear the audio where I am at the moment. Looks "neat" solely cuz it's Hardy and Pine. Well...more Hardy than Pine...I only liked Pine in ST. That's....yeah..that's it. Not a fan of Witherspoon's involvement in any and all films generally...which even without the sound just raises up red flags for me on this film's quality...besides having McG as the director.
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Old 10-13-11, 06:01 PM
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

Looks good... I'll see it.

(I'll let someone else make the "Why fight over Reese?" comments)
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Old 10-13-11, 08:21 PM
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

While I would be skeptical about McG were this a serious action movie, he does know how to do action-comedy rather well.

This will either be something that appeals well to men and women, or a complete disaster. Pine and Hardy give me hope, but skeptical about the rest.
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

Ok....FINALLY got to see it w/ sound. Alright...I'm game for this.
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Old 10-13-11, 08:29 PM
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This looks like tons of fun.
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Old 10-16-11, 07:57 AM
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The banner ads for this might make one think this is an adaptation of the Mad Magazine strip "Spy vs. Spy", that's the tagline they're currently using (Spy vs. Spy).
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

Looks fun.

And yeah, Dr. DVD when I saw the ad on ESPN.com I searched for Spy vs Spy since that's what I thought this was
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
The banner ads for this might make one think this is an adaptation of the Mad Magazine strip "Spy vs. Spy", that's the tagline they're currently using (Spy vs. Spy).
Good, because Spy vs. Spy is fucking hilarious.
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

I like both Hardy and Pine but that trailer didn't do much for me. It seems like a project that gets the green light without anybody thinking how stupid the concept is.
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The trailers for this were starting to get a lot of play this past weekend. I have to admit, this looks like it could be pretty good. It looks like Chelsea Handler is positioned in sort of a female Vince Vaughan role in this movie.

I have never found Witherspoon to be a particularly attractive woman...until I saw the trailer for this movie.
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

This looks awful.
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Wah-wah. Tom Rothman must be shitting in his pants right now. Fox needs a hit real bad as their last string of films have struck out. Looks like they might not get it now... or now people might actually be interested in the film than before.

"This Means War," Fox's comedy-action film starring Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy, will keep its R rating, the MPAA's appeals board ruled Thursday.

Fox had asked the Motion Picture Association of America's Classification and Rating Appeals Board to give McG's movie a less-restrictive rating.

After hearing statements from Ted Gagliano, president of feature post production for Twentieth Century Fox and from Joan Graves, who chairs the Classification and Rating Administration, the board upheld the R.

The board ruled that the movie has "some sexual content" -- enough to give it an R.


For an appeal to be successful, two-thirds of the board must vote that the rating is "clearly erroneous."

The board reviews between 800 and 900 movies each year. Usually, fewer than 12 are appealed.

Fox did not immediately return a call and email seeking comment.

"This Means War" is about two CIA operatives who become enemies when they find out they're both dating the same woman.

The movie is set for a Feb. 14 release.
For clarification, the film was shot with a PG-13 in mind.
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

I guess it's supposed to be a comedy. But it sure didn't feel that way from the trailer.
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Wow. I guess thats why Fast Five and Hanna didn't get an R because they lacked sexual content ..Hmmm wonder what this has thats gonna give it an R rating...
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

Originally Posted by crazychris88 View Post
Wow. I guess thats why Fast Five and Hanna didn't get an R because they lacked sexual content ..Hmmm wonder what this has thats gonna give it an R rating...
Reese tatas maybe?? Doubt it but one can hope.
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While I would be skeptical about McG were this a serious action movie, he does know how to do action-comedy rather well.

I see no evidence of any comedy anywhere in that trailer.
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

... and we're back to PG-13.

When "This Means War" hits theaters on Valentine's Day, the Reese Witherspoon action comedy will arrive with a PG-13 rating, TheWrap has confirmed.*

Fox, the studio behind the McG film, has trimmed sexual content in the film, and in return the Motion Picture Association of America has removed the R-rating, a spokeswoman for the ratings board said.*

In addition to Witherspoon, "This Means War" stars Tom Hardy and Chris Pine. *It centers on two CIA agents who compete for the same woman.

Fox lost its appeal on Thursday of the MPAA's rating.

After hearing statements from Ted Gagliano, president of feature post production for Twentieth Century Fox and from Joan Graves, who chairs the Classification and Rating Administration, the board upheld the R rating due to sexual content.*

"This Means War" will now apparently arrive in theaters with a little less steam heat -- or at least with the sensuality and sex jokes dialed down a notch or two.*

For an appeal to be successful, two-thirds of the board must vote that the rating is "clearly erroneous."

The board reviews between 800 and 900 movies each year. Usually, fewer than 12 are appealed.
According to the interwebs, the R-rating was due to Chelsea Handler's "jokes." Those "jokes" have now been removed. Too bad the MPAA couldn't have her removed from the film completely.
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Old 01-27-12, 09:11 PM
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Oh Lord, Hollywood's actually give Chelsea Handler roles?
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

I assume Witherspoon is playing the mother of the chick they're fighting over?
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I assume Witherspoon is playing the mother of the chick they're fighting over?
I thought something similar. It's funny she's still getting these kind of roles.
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I thought something similar. It's funny she's still getting roles.
Fixed.

However, she's only a year older than Hardy and four years older than Pine. But yes, a role like this probably should've gone to a younger actress.
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

Looks pretty funny to me. And I think Reese is very attractive.
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Oh Tom Hardy, you're so much better than this.
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I will admit the new tv spots make the movie look more action based, but I think the comedy element is pretty clear. :shrugs:

I don't have a problem with Reese Witherspoon being older than the men, but it would be nice for them to acknowledge that she is a few years older than her love interests. Then again , there are a lot of couples consisting of a woman that is a few years older than the guy, so maybe the audience can just infer this is one of them.

Witherspoon seldom does anything for me, but the new spots where she's shaking her ass with abandon do awaken my urges.
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Re: This Means War (Dir: McG) action comedy w/ Hardy, Pine, and Witherspoon

Reese doesn't look that much older
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