I've not seen any of the original television series and maybe if I had I wouldn't have been left feeling that I watched the wrong film. I expected the film to be on par with Austin Powers or even Inspector Clouseau with Peter Sellers (I haven't seen the Steve Martin remakes) where a clumsy misguided agent wins through in spite of himself but this film wasn't like this at all.
Carrell's Agent 86 is intelligent but inexperienced which although this is a different angle it is one that, for me, didn't really work. He is teamed with Hathaways Agent 99, who is reluctant to work with the rookie - it's a formula that has been overused in films and nothing new is added to it here.
I know comedy is subjective but I didn't laugh enough, and I also didn't care enough either. Its well acted, it looks good but it just didn't do anything for me, I think I will forget I ever watched it very quickly.
Director: Peter Segal
Steve Carell - Maxwell Smart / Agent 86
Anne Hathaway - Agent 99
Dwayne Johnson - Agent 23
Alan Arkin - The Chief
Terrance Stamp - Siegfried
Terry Crews - Agent 91
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