Summary: In this day and age, the standard of fluffy rom-coms has sunk so low that any film of that type that doesn't leave me fuming and offended as I leave the cinema gets a tremendous amount of goodwill from me. It sounds like the easiest thing to do; make a silly piece of brain candy that is so fun and silly that you forget that it has no cultural or artistic value whatsoever.
Summary: The story of "Killers" is familiar, with a twist. Jen (Katherine Heigl) is vacationing in the very scenic town of Nice with her straight-laced dad (Tom Selleck) and alcoholic mom (Catherine O'Hara). There she meets the suave Spencer (Ashton Kutcher). They fall in love and eventually get married. Little did Jen know though, that three years later, the ghosts of Spencer's old job will come and wreak havoc on their seemingly perfect suburban life.
Summary: "Killers" is a romantic comedy action film, but starts out by failing on all accounts. Katherine Heigl plays the romantic comedy lead, she got the sexy part and at least tried on the funny part, but she was a very disjointed character that at times was really hard to care for or relate to. Ashton Kutcher played the action lead, and he got the sexy part but was very awkward when he tried to play the romantic comedy lead.
Conclusion: I had seen lots of mixed reviews for this film but decided to give it a go as Katherine Heigl is generally very funny in most of the films she has been in. The film is very slow to get going it takes a good 40 minutes before we get into the action but once the action begins it comes at a decent pace thick and fast. Ashton Kutcher plays a CIA agent who after meeting Heigl decides to give up the dangerous life and settle down.
Conclusion: With Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz tied up on the not dissimilar Knight and Day, we default to second stringers Heigl and Kutcher for this hitmen-in-suburbia comedy. And they happen to be OK if a little bland with Ashton waiting all of 2 minutes into the film before getting the shirt off. Like Knight and Day, this takes great glee in wanton destruction and off-hand killing but at least director Luketic keeps the pace tight and the banter fairly involving.