20th Century Fox have released a new international trailer for action rom-com This Means War, in which Tom Hardy and Chris Pine do their level best to out-charm, out-sleuth and out-gun each other in order to win the affections of the lovely Reese Witherspoon.
Hardy and Pine play a pair of secret agents whose long-standing friendship is put under serious strain when they discover they are both dating the same woman (Witherspoon). Unwilling to give her up (or to lose face in front of each other), the pair soon find themselves going to outrageous lengths to ensure they get the girl.
Check out the new teaser below…
We’re not one hundred per cent sold on the chemistry between the two leads, and it doesn’t help that Hardy looks as though he could defeat Pine with a flick of his little finger. Still, the action looks suitably OTT, and the high-concept set-up should yield a fair few laughs along the way.
With a bit of luck we’ll end up with an action-packed rom-com along the lines of Mr. & Mrs Smith. And failing that, there’s always the off-chance that Hardy’s character will go feral and eat Chris Pine’s face off. We’re not holding out much hope for the latter though. Where’s Bane when you need him, eh?
This Mean War opens in the UK on 17 February 2012.
Source: Fox Singapore (via Youtube)
Light-hearted, knockabout caper, or smug irritant - what do you make of this one? Thoughts below, please.