I didn’t know what to expect when we went to the theater to see Killers. My husband likes action adventure movies. I like romantic comedies. It turns out that Killers offers both.
I’ve outgrown my distaste for Ashton Kutcher, primarily because he seems to have proven himself a stable individual and credible actor over the past several years. In fact, after having seen Valentine’s Day I was even more anxious to see Killers. Ashton Kutcher did such a good job in Valentine’s Day. I knew that Killers would have to be at least as good.
Expectations versus reality in Killers movie review
Killers was not what I expected. It started off as a James Bond type knock-off. That much I expected. I thought it would get totally goofy and wanted to watch it for a few laughs. You know the kind of movie you go see just to relax and not have to think too much.
The thing is that it wasn’t totally goofy and I still had a few good laughs. I find it difficult to laugh out loud at most shtick or college humor movies. This was neither. It was humorous, had a plot that wasn’t predictable from A to Z, and included enough action that my husband felt he got enough thrills for the price of his ticket. (Which is now $11 in Douglasville, at Arbor Place Mall off of I20, east of Atlanta.)
Killers Review and Box Office Rankings
I was surprised to find that Killers, starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, is only ranked at a 3 out of 10 on Imdb.com. It’s popularity at the box office brought it in at number 3 for weekend box office receipts, down because of the opening of Get Him to the Greek and Shrek Forever After, which cut into Get Him to the Greek’s ticket sales on Sunday.
Review of Killers staring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl
I expect to see Killers gain traction this week and, hopefully, into the weekend. It is an excellent movie that demonstrates an entirely different side of Ashton Kutcher as an actor. It also has weak and cheesy moments, but they are for laughs carefully orchestrated into the film.
Katherine Heigl maintains a high-strung characterization once she finds out that her prince charming, Ashton Kutcher has a history of working for the U.S. government CIA. He tried to get out of the job, and things went well for a year.
Unexpected twists and turns are revealed for those who are paying attention prior to the end, which is a calamitous and violent ruckus. The thing is that Killers doesn’t reveal in the violence, nor glorify it. It is an iatrical part of the movie, but there is no relationship developed between the audience and characters who get knocked off in order for Ashton to save his wife and himself.
A Final Word – Movie Review of Killers (2010)
There are a few surprises along the way, but this is one of those rare movies that makes you laugh and feel good when you leave the theater.
I give this a 4 out of 5 stars. I guess I’m only deducting a point because I know it isn’t Oscar worthy drama, but it is one of the best romantic comedies I’ve seen in some time.
Killers is a great date movie for couples young and old!