Movies made from old TV series often leave me cold. (Remember the first Star Trek film? We waited 10 years for that turd?) All too often, the director or producers or writers are too young to appreciate the original—or worse, they feel the need to prove themselves better than the originators, and in failing to accomplish that, they ruin the project.
If you’re old enough to remember the Get Smart TV series (and maybe even the line of novels) with fondness, chances are the thought of a new movie unsettles you. All I can say is, check out the trailer at getsmartmovie.warnerbros.com. Steve Carell makes a perfect replacement for Don Adams, while bringing his own cachet to the role. And whoever cast Anne Hathaway as 99 deserves a medal. This is one summer film I’m eagerly anticipating. (Oh, and KAOS rules!)