The raping and pillaging of popular culture continues as another studio remakes yet another popular TV show hoping to mine movie gold in the Steve Carell starrer, “Get Smart.”
The problem with these concepts is that they take shows from another time period and try to update them, sometimes with disastrous results. (Anybody remember “Starsky and Hutch,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Car 54, Where Are You?” or “The Flintstones” – I can go on, but you get the idea.)
In this latest film, Carrell and Anne Hathaway reprise the roles of Agents 86 and 99 fighting for CONTROL in the never ending battle against KAOS. The film also stars Bill Murray, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Terry Crews.
Some of the early scenes look funny, but Carell is going to have to get up REAL early to top the work of the original Agent 86 played by the late Don Adams. As always, the jury is out.
“Get Smart” is in theaters June 20.
Trailer Grade: C+