This Means War (2012)

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This Means War Synopsis
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.
This Means War Release Date
In Theaters February 17, 2012
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Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Angela Bassett, Chelsea Handler
Directed by: McG
Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Brent O'Connor, Robert Simonds, Jennifer Simpson, Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Tom Hardy is best known for his serious work, be it turning up the drama in features like Warrior and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or just turning into a full-blown monster, as seen in movies like Bronson and The Dark Knight Rises. That said, two years ago he decided to branch out with a bit of lighter fare and tried doing a romantic comedy. What's unfortunate is that the experience has sworn him off the genre for the foreseeable future.
by Eric Eisenberg September 14, 2014 discussion comments
The Worst Movies Of 2012 Review Themselves The Worst Movies Of 2012 Review Themselves
There was plenty to cheer in 2012, but there was also plenty to jeer. Remember the return of Jason Biggs for American Reunion? Or how about the double dose of Tyler Perry between Madea's Witness Protection and the dud thriller Alex Cross? The vid below lets them speak for themselves with succinct and brutal reviews.
by Kristy Puchko January 1, 2013 discussion comments
This Means War To Feature Alternate Endings In May Blu-Ray Release This Means War To Feature Alternate Endings In May Blu-Ray Release
This Means War drops on May 22 and will be available in a Blu-Ray combo pack or as a DVD. The best news about this is the professed alternate endings that McG thought about pursuing in the theatrical release will show up in the Blu-Ray special features section. What would have been terrible as a marketing tool to get people to see the flick twice should work great as a couple of extras on the disc
by Jessica Grabert April 8, 2012 discussion comments
Holiday Weekend Box Office: Safe House Locks Down Presidents Day Holiday Weekend Box Office: Safe House Locks Down Presidents Day
As four day weekend holidays go, this Presidents Day weekend hasn't been very kind to new releases. Safe House, which traded places with last weekend's number one The Vow, held on to the top spot through Monday, and The Vow held on to second place. But Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which had debuted at third place for Friday through Sunday, got bumped to fourth by the more popular Journey 2.
by Scott Gwin February 20, 2012 discussion comments
The Vow Easily Beating Ghost Rider And This Means War At The Box Office The Vow Easily Beating Ghost Rider And This Means War At The Box Office
There are some splashy new movies out in theaters this weekend, and yet neither of them are looking capable of tackling the monster hits from last weekend. Early box office numbers from Friday indicate that The Vow and Safe House are looking strong enough to top the box office this weekend
by Katey Rich February 18, 2012 discussion comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Ghost Rider And This Means War Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Ghost Rider And This Means War Reviews
After finally kicking my Super Bowl hangover sometime around Wednesday afternoon I dusted the cobwebs off and got back to the task hand: thinking incessantly about movies and their critical Tomatometer score. Need to keep this gravy train rolling. This week we’re going to war and lighting our heads on fire
by Doug Norrie February 12, 2012 discussion comments
This Means War Backs Off On Valentine's Day Release, Pushes To Friday This Means War Backs Off On Valentine's Day Release, Pushes To Friday
Fox seemed to have a pretty good strategy in place for their upcoming action comedy This Means War, planning a Valentine's Day release to capitalize on date night with a movie that appeals to women with romance and to guys with big explosions and chases. But apparently even Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy combined can't match the almighty power of Nicholas Sparks
by Katey Rich February 7, 2012 discussion comments
This Means War Could Have Had Clue-Style Alternate Endings This Means War Could Have Had Clue-Style Alternate Endings
Did you know that when the movie Clue was released in theaters, only one of the three possible endings was featured in a given screening? Only ever having seen the film on TV and video (VHS, not DVD), I always assumed the “That’s how it could have happened” set-up, which delivers three different endings, one of which is declared “what really happened,” was the way the ending was always designed to play out.
by Kelly West February 6, 2012 discussion comments
This Means War Release Date Moved To Valentines Day This Means War Release Date Moved To Valentines Day
Twentieth Century Fox is declaring War on Valentine’s Day. Or they’re releasing War on it, at any rate. The upcoming action comedy This Means War was originally slated to hit theaters on Presidents Day Weekend, however it looks like they’ve decided to nudge the date up a few days to coincide for that big date-night.
by Kelly West January 18, 2012 discussion comments
International Trailer For This Means War Boasts More Violence, Even More Sex International Trailer For This Means War Boasts More Violence, Even More Sex
The closer we get to War, the more intrigued I’m becoming in its execution. I mean, the plotline meshes Alias with Three’s Company, but I’m past that. Now I’m genuinely curious to see how McG rebounds from Terminator: Salvation to handle two-dimensional characters with actual emotions while also juggling the butt-kicking action he attempted in back-to-back Charlie’s Angels movies.
by Sean O'Connell December 5, 2011 discussion comments
Tom Hardy, Chris Pine Face Off In McG's This Means War Poster Tom Hardy, Chris Pine Face Off In McG's This Means War Poster
Hardy and Pine have the potential to be the next tier of major action stars. Witherspoon’s beautiful enough to convince me that spies would jump off of building to earn her heart. And when you’re supporting cast includes David Koechner, Chelsea Handler, Angela Bassett, and Abigail Spencer, that’s enough to win me over.
by Sean O'Connell November 23, 2011 discussion comments
This Means War Trailer: Tom Hardy And Chris Pine Get Silly Over Reese Witherspoon This Means War Trailer: Tom Hardy And Chris Pine Get Silly Over Reese Witherspoon
To be honest, this looks a little sillier than I was hoping for, even keeping in mind that it's coming from McG. The gambit by which the spies find out they're dating the same girl-- looking at pictures of the girl they're dating while at work? really?-- is truly contrived, and Witherspoon seems to spend the entire movie flitting around and acting exceptionally dumb
by Katey Rich October 13, 2011 discussion comments
Mad Men's Abigail Spencer Is Tom Hardy's Ex In This Means War Mad Men's Abigail Spencer Is Tom Hardy's Ex In This Means War
In the action comedy about two rival spies (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) who spar over the love of the same woman (Reese Witherspoon), Spencer will play the ex-wife of Hardy's character
by Katey Rich December 3, 2010 discussion comments
Angela Bassett Added For McG's This Means War Angela Bassett Added For McG's This Means War
Bassett, ever the authority figure, will play Pine and Hardy's boss, the head of their department within the CIA. Pine and Hardy play two spies who fall in love with the same woman
by Katey Rich December 1, 2010 discussion comments
Chelsea Handler Cast In McG's Upcoming This Means War Chelsea Handler Cast In McG's Upcoming This Means War
While I can't attest to being a watcher of Chelsea Lately or the E! channel in general, I will say this: if the show and Handler up are up to the standards of the rest of the network both in terms of content and
by Eric Eisenberg October 5, 2010 discussion comments
McG To Direct Ryan Reynolds As A Zombie Cop McG To Direct Ryan Reynolds As A Zombie Cop
With rumor now saying that the Green Lantern sequels may film right after Green Lantern wraps, there are questions as to what will happen to Ryan Reynolds' other projects.
by Eric Eisenberg August 6, 2010 discussion comments
Inception's Tom Hardy Replacing Sam Worthington In This Means War Inception's Tom Hardy Replacing Sam Worthington In This Means War
It really does seem like Hardy and Pine will be the perfect match. Both created characters in recent blockbusters who relied as much on wit and quick-thinking as they did physical strength
by Katey Rich July 27, 2010 discussion comments
Sam Worthington In Talks To Co-Star In This Means War Sam Worthington In Talks To Co-Star In This Means War
Back in 1998, Fox set up a comedy called This Means War for Martin Lawrence. At the time, the actor's star was blowing up, having been in Bad Boys three years earlier and
by Eric Eisenberg June 17, 2010 discussion comments
Chris Pine Enters Early Talks For This Means War Chris Pine Enters Early Talks For This Means War
Chris Pine beat out Seth Rogen for the part in McG’s spy comedy This Means War making it to the early negotiations stage. He'll play one of two spy best friends fighting over the same woman
by Perri Nemiroff May 7, 2010 discussion comments
Seth Rogen Versus Chris Pine: This Means War Seth Rogen Versus Chris Pine: This Means War
Normally I’d be opposed to letting Seth Rogen do a movie with Reese Witherspoon. I mean, say what you want about Rogen’s work up till now, but at least he hasn’t settled for generic, Hollywood formula movies
by Josh Tyler April 22, 2010 discussion comments
Bradley Cooper Bails On McG's This Means War Bradley Cooper Bails On McG's This Means War
ow even McG's attempt to make a small romantic comedy is falling apart. Entertainment Weekly reports that Bradley Cooper has dropped out of This Means War
by Katey Rich February 25, 2010 discussion comments
McG Leads Bradley Cooper And Reese Witherspoon Into This Means War McG Leads Bradley Cooper And Reese Witherspoon Into This Means War
McG has officially overdosed on CGI action and plans to go in a completely different direction with This Means War. Opposite of an effects-heavy thriller? Cliché title? It must be a romantic comedy
by Perri Nemiroff February 4, 2010 discussion comments
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