Movie Review: Killers (2010)
You won’t really know what to expect during the first few minutes of this movie. It’s kind of hard to tell if it’s going to be romantic, funny, or full of action. But it later turns into all of the above.
It starts when Jennifer “Jen” Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) goes on a vacation with her parents to help her get over a recent breakup that has her completely up in the air about where her life is going. However vacation doesn’t seem to be helping much due to her extremely overprotective and rich father Mr. Kornfeldt (Tom Selleck) who is making every decision for her, along with her alcoholic mother (Catherine O’Hara). It all turns around when, while going to her room Jen meets Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher) and is immediately entranced by him. The two go through a few minutes of awkward attraction while walking to the beach before Spencer asks Jen out for drinks, and she of course agrees. The next scene shows the other side of Spencer, the Secret side where he climbs onto a yacht and plants a bomb on the bottom of a helicopter, than takes out a guard and swims back to shore like it was nothing.
After their night of drinking Jen reveals that she is not the funny and spontaneous person she has been pretending to be, and keeping with the moment of honesty Spencer openly admits that he is an assassin; it’s just too bad that Jen was sound asleep by the time he said it. We than jump back to reality where the two are married, both have great jobs, have a great house, and a great relationship. It seems just like the fairytale life until Spencer gets forced back into action as his old boss is taken out by a rival assassin, and he learns there is a price on his head. Jen is in for the surprise of her life when she comes home to find Spencer fighting off a killer in their living room and gets dragged into the Spy World herself, but it might be a lifestyle she is more familiar with than she thinks!
Director Robert Luketic could not have had a better duo than Ashton and Katherine for this film. The two are flawless in their portrayal of a couple whose relationship is pushed to the limits and back again in a thrilling and at moments surprising sequence of events. This is the perfect movie to chill out at home with your special someone and enjoy as it is a smooth blend of energy with just the right amount of romance. Appealing to you action fans but still having a “chick-flick” feel keeping you both fully entertained for the long-run.