IN "THIS Means War," two secret agents use their spy-craft to compete for a perky blonde.
Sounds like a classic Hollywood screwball comedy setup. Throw in attractive stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, flip a few SUVs, and what could go wrong?
Well, you could hire a director like McG, who made his reputation, such as it is, with the "Charlie's Angels" movies, then tried making movies about actual humans with "We Are Marshall."
That turned out to be phenomenally unprofitable, so he's back in "Angel's" mode here - candy-colored, light show set to pounding, ceaseless house music.
Watching "This Means War" is like having someone on Ecstasy describe a movie to you in the middle of a rave. It's a date movie if you're dating someone you don't like.