McG's This Means War gets a trailer

Tom Hardy, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon star

McG's action romcom This Means War, has landed a trailer, and it's… well, take a look for yourself.

Typically, a new McG project isn't something we'd be salivating over, but the cast (Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine) had our interest snared.

And while it's hard to judge from a two-minute promo, it's looking like a cacophony of clichés from the action and romcom handbooks, and it makes True Lies and Mr. & Mrs. Smith look like the epitome of cinéma vérité realism.

Hardy and Pine are two of "the CIA's best", and they also happen to be bestest buds.

Their friendship is shaken when they discover they're dating the same girl (Witherspoon, who seems to be essaying one of the least likeable romcom leads for some time), and they use all of the CIA resources at their disposal to ruin the other man's chances.

It's only a short teaser, but it's not bursting with promise. That said, maybe the charm of the stars and some decent set pieces will make for entertaining Saturday night fare.

Check out the trailer here:

This Means War opens on 17 February 2012.

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Are you surprised to see this calibre of actors in such throwaway fluff? Or does this look pretty decent to you? Let us know!


    • ChrisWootton

      Oct 16th 2011, 12:59

      Looks very confused

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    • MikeyRix

      Oct 16th 2011, 13:40

      Not a huge fan of this sort of thing. However, I like Pine, I like Hardy, I like the idea of them beating seven shades of sh!t out of eachother. Admittedly, it being over a girl is really weak. Whatever, still might see it come 17th Feb.

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    • FBALee

      Oct 16th 2011, 18:09

      So basically Chelsea Handler will be the best part of the whole shebang. Well, her and Tom Hardy's delightful accent. But yeah, this looks a mess. I don't understand the whole premise, really.. surely, if two bffs found out they were dating the same girl, they would be disgusted by the tramp and would both dump her, not try and prove which one deserves her? She deserves no one, you imbeciles!

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    • Heisenberg

      Oct 16th 2011, 18:25

      I dunno, think its look decent enough, just looks like a simple fun movie. @FBA the whole point is that they both have huge ego's as they r the two best in the CIA, so naturally both of them thinks they can get the girl over the other which is why they don't dump her a*s. Game on.

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    • joker16

      Oct 16th 2011, 18:38

      I promise you, no CIA agent looks like Chris Pine or Tom Hardy.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 16th 2011, 18:53

      Its Mcg,....set expectations to 'low'.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 17th 2011, 18:43


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