Thursday, September 30, 2010

Killers - DVD Review


Starring Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara, Katheryn Winnick, Kevin Sussman, Casey Wilson, Rob Riggle, Martin Mull, Alex Borstein and Usher Raymond.
Directed by Robert Luketic.

Welcome to a movie with the unlikeliest assassin ever in Ashton Kutcher, and Katherine Heigl as yet another girly-girl who acts wacky when confronted with hijinks that need ensuing. If you want to see the least convincing scream of the year, see the scene when Kutcher and would-be rival-assassin crash through her living room window. A high-pitched five-second "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!"

How did Heigl become comedienne of choice in crappy romantic comedies the past two or three years? Was she funny on Grey's Anatomy? I never watched that show, but she struck me as one who could rival Rachel McAdams or Anne Hathaway if she strived for art in every other project. As such, she's currently doomed to follow the Kate Hudson path, but even Hudson was nominated for an Academy Award once (Almost Famous was ten years ago. Wow.)

So this movie has these two cute kids meet and get married and three years later, Kutcher learns he has a bounty on his head, $20 million to whomever can kill him. Then they learn a couple of their friends are actually moles, just biding their time until they can take him out. Different suburbanites wielding weapons reminded me of Hot Fuzz, a funnier movie.

I did enjoy Tom Selleck as Heigl's uptight, successful father. Selleck doesn't work enough, and I'm looking forward to seeing if his new TV show is any good. I can at least say I wasn't bored. It's a quick, fluffy 93 minutes.

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