This Means War DVD Review

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy Form the
Perfect Love Triangle in this Action Packed Comedy

They are the CIA’s best, trained for any situation…except one.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment plays the ultimate spy game as two best friends fight for the right of one woman’s hand in THIS MEANS WAR, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.  Starring Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon* (Walk the Line), Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), the laugh-out-loud comedy gets even better on Blu-ray with three alternate endings that answer the question – what if she chose the other guy?

The world's deadliest CIA operatives, FDR Foster (Pine) and Tuck (Hardy), are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman (Witherspoon).  Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis – each other.

Directed by visionary filmmaker McG (Charlie’s Angels), THIS MEANS WAR features a funny and talented supporting cast including Chelsea Handler (“Are You There, Chelsea?”), Angela Bassett (Notorious) and Abigail Spencer (Cowboys & Aliens).  The Blu-ray is loaded with special features including three alternate endings, an uncensored gag reel, outrageous bachelorette party, action-packed deleted scenes and commentaries by McG and more!  The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for an average retail price of $25.00 and $20.00, respectively.  

This Means War is a clever romantic comedy that makes use pranks and acts of sabotage to generate laughter from fans of slapstick humor. The plot is almost not even here, but the idea and the laughs are making up for all other shortcomings. Reese Witherspoon steps outside of her usual role and into another easily. I have been intrigued by this movie since I saw the first trailer, I am happy to have had the chance to review and finally watch this film.

I have always liked Reese Witherspoon, and she feels a bit out of place when you first see her in this movie. Well her character grew on me, and by the end of the first hour I was enjoying watching her. This film could be deceiving to some. Any film that has a story that largely involves two CIA operatives has to be serious right? Not exactly, serious doesn’t happen much in this movie.

There is something that I found appealing in this film. It doesn’t just jump out and make you love it, like other great films before it, but I don’t always need that in a movie. This movie is different for sure, mostly in a good way.
About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE): is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.  
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Where to purchase: You are able to purchase This Means War from Amazon and local retailers for $14.96.

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