Cards on the table: we love ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’, Doug Liman’s 2006 film that gained considerable attention for pairing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at a very specific moment in their relationship but which, gossip aside, had its own abundant virtues. It worked perfectly as a spy satire but also as a romantic comedy, portraying marriage and its sins with considerable bile. And, above all, it was hilarious.
Much of its charm came from some interludes in which the spy couple posing as a married couple (or vice versa) went to a marriage counselor to sort out their crisis. The lowest point of their relationship hid a real cold war, and that spirit is picked up ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith‘, the version in series format that has just been released by Prime Video, and that perfectly regurgitates the spirit of that film and takes it further.
Danny Glover and Maya Erskine are the replacements for Pitt and Jolie, and from the beginning they base their chemistry on the forced pairing that they have no choice but to accept to follow orders. Thanks to the closeness of both the series makes its extravagant starting point perfectly plausibleand the understanding between the two works both in the melancholic and somewhat poor comedy that both lead wonderfully and in the very explosive action sequences, which easily surpass those of more oversized series with similar approaches such as ‘Citadel’.
The result has only one serious obstacle to overcome: convincing the prejudiced viewer that, whether he likes ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ original, this is a completely different beast. The low-intensity comedy (in which both actors have previously stood out, from ‘Community’ to the unknown ‘Pen15’) serves as a common thread for a series with a brilliant approach and an even better development.
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