Prime Video has released the first trailer for their Mr & Mrs Smith TV adaptation of the original movie starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. As usual, these people can’t think of anything original, so they hijack someone else’s idea and “reimagine” it just enough for them to call it their own.
The official synopsis is as underwhelming as you would expect.
Two lonely strangers land a job working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travels and a dream brownstone in Manhattan. The catch: new identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high risk mission every week while also facing a new relationship milestone. Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other. What’s riskier, espionage or marriage?
The original Mr & Mrs Smith features Pitt and Jolie, two human beings with God-like looks who played a couple within a stagnating marriage, living a deceptively mundane existence. However, each has been hiding a secret from the other – they are assassins working for adversarial agencies. When they are both assigned to kill the same target, the truth inevitably comes out, they discover that they have been assigned to kill each other, sparking a series of movie action, stunts, and shenanigans.
The chemistry between Brad and Angelina was so powerful that Brad gave up the Goddess, Jennifer Anison (in her prime) for Angelina’s magic pussy. Now, that chemistry is so far removed from Glover and Erskine that it is already difficult to get invested in this series.
Personally, I would have much rather seen a series based on the original concept but why give audiences what they want? Anyway Mr. & Mrs. Smith Premieres on Prime Video 2nd February and I don’t expect it to have a second season.
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