I can’t remember the last time I watched a Tom Cruise movie, but hopefully Knight & Day won’t be the last one for another long while until the next Tom Cruise movie that I watch. Actually, I’ve been noticing that most of the movies these days showcase younger actors and actresses. It really is refreshing to see a Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz tandem.
It’s sad that the movie is not doing well in the box office, because I feel that it’s really actually a very entertaining action comedy movie. The plot was not realistic but definitely, it was entertaining & nice eye-candy with 2 gorgeous stars in it!
Not to give away too much, here’s a brief overview of the movie. It’s about Roy Miller (Knight, which is his real last name) and it’s also about June Havens played by Cameron Diaz. It follows the sequence of events of a chance encounter between these two characters at the airport where they actually run into each other twice. Now, Knight is actually a secret agent. And is about to be killed on the flight that he’s going to be on by a group of agents. Another agent by the name of Fitzgerald who is heading the attempt to kill Miller/Knight, because of the chance encounter earlier at the airport, thinks that Havens is working with Miller, so he has Havens go on the same flight with Miller.
Havens is very much attracted to Miller, and during the flight goes to the washroom to freshen up. And while in the bathroom, the agents all try to kill Miller, but are unsuccessful and are all killed in the process. Havens comes out of the washroom and Miller tells her that everyone is dead. Havens only believes it after seeing the pilots dead, and the bodies start falling to their sides.
Anyway, they eventually end up crashing the plane in a field. The movie is basically a fast paced chase, where we learn that Miller’s real last name is Knight, where his parents think he’s dead, and where Miller and Haven’s end up falling for each other.
The chase itself is basically about a perpetual energy battery called the Zephyr which is invented by Miller’s genius friend and inventor Simon Feck.
The plot and the sequence of events are not perfect, but it is fast and entertaining. It’s not as serious as Mission Impossible because it’s meant to be a romantic action comedy. I think Tom Cruise is underrated in this movie, and his performance is believable and definitely perfect for the role. Diaz and Cruise were in that Vanilla Sky Movie like 8-9 years ago, so their chemistry was probably already there even before the shooting started.
Again, I hate how sometimes reviewers get too over themselves in criticizing movies like these as if all movies should be Oscar nominated to be taken seriously and to be enjoyed. They forget the goal of what movies should be to viewers, and that is the entertainment value. With Knight & Day, you get a feel-good movie that I think we need once in a while, plus a little of that action and romance that is perfect for most viewers.
It’s still showing and if you want to relax and enjoy then Knight & Day is for you.
My Rating for Knight and Day: 4 out of 5 stars