First off my review of Killers is incredibly late due to the fact our entire site is being ‘recoded’ from the ground up which means I have been unable to do a lot of the writing I wanted to other then the rudimentary ‘must be done’ work. So better late than never, I am here to share my views on KILLER’s which stars Asthon Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. Frankly Ashton Kutcher has not done a good movie since The Butterfly Effect and Katherine Heigl’s only good project was Knocked up so seeing them both starring in a movie together was dubious at best.
In Killers Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) thinks she has found the man of her dreams. He’s smart, charming and funny. So what if he’s also…an international spy? Fresh off of a sudden break-up, Kornfeldt reluctantly accompanies her parents on a vacation to the French Riviera. Unexpectedly, she stumbles upon the perfect guy, the too-good-to-be-true and incredibly handsome Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher).
After three wonderful years of romance, the newlyweds prepare to celebrate Aimes’ 30th birthday. However, events are cut short when bullets start flying, and his little secret is revealed. Confronting the news head-on, Kornfeldt is determined to discover what else he might be hiding – all the while trying to dodge bullets, keep up neighborly appearances, manage the in-laws, and work out some major trust issues.
The concept of killers is quasi original but does bare a strong resemblance to Mr & Mrs Smith only toned down for a younger teen audience. Ashton and Katherine have a strong on screen chemistry that really works and although Ashton is a bit ackward as the gun toting killer for hire admittedly he does deliver one of his better performances. Katherine Heigl is as always stunning and despite some poorly written wooden one liners delivers the role of wife in distress quite well. The biggest draw to the pair is their obvious on screen chemistry. Although the story is entertaining and does have some real highlights the connection between the two key characters is definitely the highlight since that connection draws you in and makes it easy to overlook any minor film flaws.
The whole premise of Hubby is a spy and the proverbial sh*t has hit the fan has been done before but Killers brings alot of new angles to the concept and has a few secondary characters that really make it work. Tom Selleck stars as Katherines father who is a retired yuppy with his own baggage and Katherine O’hara stars as the drunken and ‘confused’ mom.
Overall Killers is packed full of action, has some pretty good laughs and although it’s not cutting through any new territory it’s definitely a safe date movie for just about any audience. I would watch it with my lady friend and I know she would enjoy it and if you are looking for a fun date movie you can both enjoy then I think it’s safe to pick up a copy of Killers on DVD. 7 out of 10 stars.