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This Means War trailer pits Hardy vs. Pine over Witherspoon

Oct. 13, 2011by:

I’m not sure what to make of THIS IS WAR, which is a spy/action/romantic comedy with a cast of actors I generally like. The first trailer is below, and it's definitely an interesting concept to say the least.

Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play spies that are the best of friends that fall for the same girl, and once they figure it out, go to war with each other using all the spy tech and training they have. Whether it’s hacking into a sprinkler system, using aerial drone surveillance or shooting tranq darts, they’re pulling out all the stops to win.

Could be funny, could be lame, and I’m not sure what to think even after this spot. Tom Hardy seems like an odd choice here, as I never picture him anywhere near a rom com, even if there is death and mayhem involved. Check it out for yourself below, and let me know what you make of it.

Extra Tidbit: Hardy actually replaced Sam Worthington in this movie.
Source: JoBlo.com

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11:40PM on 10/14/2011

Looks like a good time

Love the cast, well OK not the biggest Witherspoon fan, but at least she looks tolerable. Hardy and Pine look very charismatic and hope they mesh well chemisty wise. Chelsea Handler reminds me of the role Vince Vaughn played in Mr./Mrs. Smith
Love the cast, well OK not the biggest Witherspoon fan, but at least she looks tolerable. Hardy and Pine look very charismatic and hope they mesh well chemisty wise. Chelsea Handler reminds me of the role Vince Vaughn played in Mr./Mrs. Smith
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6:53PM on 10/14/2011
Don't get me wrong... Looks cool. I actually thought the trailer was good and funny but I can't believe Pine and Hardy actually agreed to be in a McG film. If I could even call it a McG "film"...
Don't get me wrong... Looks cool. I actually thought the trailer was good and funny but I can't believe Pine and Hardy actually agreed to be in a McG film. If I could even call it a McG "film"...
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7:34AM on 10/14/2011
I wish they had called the film "Spy vs Spy" like the tagline on the poster. I would have been a nice little nod to the old videogame :)
I wish they had called the film "Spy vs Spy" like the tagline on the poster. I would have been a nice little nod to the old videogame :)
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5:38AM on 10/14/2011

Looks like...

...shit.
...shit.
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5:18AM on 10/14/2011
I gotta say I really liked the trailer. It had a True Lies meets Mr. & Mrs. Smith vibe.
I gotta say I really liked the trailer. It had a True Lies meets Mr. & Mrs. Smith vibe.
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4:03AM on 10/14/2011
Love Pine and Hardy. And reminds me sorta of Mr. and Mrs. Smith a bit in action department
Love Pine and Hardy. And reminds me sorta of Mr. and Mrs. Smith a bit in action department
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3:58AM on 10/14/2011

I don't know

It has a Mr. and Mrs. Smith kinda vibe which means I'll probably enjoy it for what it is but Chelsea Handler is in it, this bitch annoy the hell outta me.
It has a Mr. and Mrs. Smith kinda vibe which means I'll probably enjoy it for what it is but Chelsea Handler is in it, this bitch annoy the hell outta me.
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4:10AM on 10/14/2011
I strongly agree on all points
I strongly agree on all points
10:53PM on 10/13/2011
This can be good. Pine and Hardy in the same movie. Both on the uprise.
This can be good. Pine and Hardy in the same movie. Both on the uprise.
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7:41PM on 10/13/2011

I like Pine, I like Witherspoon, I LOVE Hardy.

However this trailer, while slickly made, well paced and has nice action is trying the impossible, in making unlikeable characters in an unsympathetic situation the centre of the film's premise. I mean why should we care?
Mainly because the situation, the characters and especially how the leads are treating the dilemma makes them all seem thoroughly unlikeable. Especially Witherspoon's character, who seems pretty repugnant.
However this trailer, while slickly made, well paced and has nice action is trying the impossible, in making unlikeable characters in an unsympathetic situation the centre of the film's premise. I mean why should we care?
Mainly because the situation, the characters and especially how the leads are treating the dilemma makes them all seem thoroughly unlikeable. Especially Witherspoon's character, who seems pretty repugnant.
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7:16PM on 10/13/2011

Why all the Reese Witherspoon hate?

Granted, I haven't seen many of her movies, butI think she's adorable. In Walk The Line, I wanted to make her my wife.
Granted, I haven't seen many of her movies, butI think she's adorable. In Walk The Line, I wanted to make her my wife.
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5:55PM on 10/13/2011
Will Smith produced this? Interesting.

Whole thing reminds me of Knight and Day with a youngish cast.
Will Smith produced this? Interesting.

Whole thing reminds me of Knight and Day with a youngish cast.
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5:25PM on 10/13/2011

wow

Hardy vs Pine?? Count me in!! This looks a lot like a Mr. & Mrs. Smith kind of fun... not quite sold with the Reese casting though, but at least they didn't get Katherine Heigl!
Hardy vs Pine?? Count me in!! This looks a lot like a Mr. & Mrs. Smith kind of fun... not quite sold with the Reese casting though, but at least they didn't get Katherine Heigl!
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4:39PM on 10/13/2011
Hardy should've replaced Sam Worthington in every film.
Hardy should've replaced Sam Worthington in every film.
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4:28PM on 10/13/2011

WTF!?!

Reese Witherspoon... Really!?!? I'm out...
Reese Witherspoon... Really!?!? I'm out...
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4:12PM on 10/13/2011

I like Reese,

but I question her casting. They didnt need her and her $15m salary to sell this, should have been a younger/hotter chick. I dig the concept though, finally a cool take on the romantic comedy genre.
but I question her casting. They didnt need her and her $15m salary to sell this, should have been a younger/hotter chick. I dig the concept though, finally a cool take on the romantic comedy genre.
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4:09PM on 10/13/2011
Was excited for this until I saw the director. McG? Pass.
Was excited for this until I saw the director. McG? Pass.
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3:15PM on 10/13/2011

sure

Do they get naked? If so, definitely sold.
Do they get naked? If so, definitely sold.
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3:09PM on 10/13/2011

Looks hilarious...

Hardy and Pine together are worth seeing it alone. But fighting over Reese? Not big on that. Take her out and replace her with Hayley Atwell = Win!
Hardy and Pine together are worth seeing it alone. But fighting over Reese? Not big on that. Take her out and replace her with Hayley Atwell = Win!
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3:05PM on 10/13/2011
Looks cool. Directed by McG which will surely bring it some flak. I don't go to the theater for romantic comedies, but if the reviews are good I may check it out.
Looks cool. Directed by McG which will surely bring it some flak. I don't go to the theater for romantic comedies, but if the reviews are good I may check it out.
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2:53PM on 10/13/2011
Trailer is okay and I like Pine and Hardy enough to give it a chance, just wish they would've go for another leading actress...
Trailer is okay and I like Pine and Hardy enough to give it a chance, just wish they would've go for another leading actress...
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2:38PM on 10/13/2011
looks funny how ever this movie is screaming out for Simon Pegg
looks funny how ever this movie is screaming out for Simon Pegg
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2:37PM on 10/13/2011

Yesssss :)

The fact that Chelsea Handler is in this sold me :) Everything she says is hilarious, plus I love Tom Hardy :)
The fact that Chelsea Handler is in this sold me :) Everything she says is hilarious, plus I love Tom Hardy :)
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