Knight and Day
Directed by: James Mangold Starring: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Maggie Grace Rating: NR Release Date: July 2, 2010
TRAILER SCORE: 7/10
MY THOUGHTS: This trailer raises a lot of questions about the film's story, and the curiosities from this teaser go beyond the typical question, "Will it be any good?" Hopefully the final product will be as mysterious as this teaser without being too obvious, as there's a plethora of questionable moments that have the chance to be used cleverly. I'm stumped as to why the plane Diaz's character is flying in was completely empty, or why Tom Cruise's action character seems to be completely invincible. Do we have another movie with a "dream" twist on our hands? I hope not. But with the cast of Diaz and Cruise, I suppose we shouldn't be too surprised if this is actually a sequel to Vanilla Sky.
As for me, even the promise of Cruise throttling on all kinds of crazy has me sold. The expressions on his face while being super-Ethan Hunt (from Mission Impossible) should make the price of admission worth it.
Since this is one of the screenplays that was brought during that moment when Cruise consulted script doctors to craft his future filmography, let's hope we don't get sick of him because of this Knight.