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Watch: Reese Witherspoon Makes Tom Hardy & Chris Pine Act Like Idiots In 'This Means War' Trailer

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 13, 2011 at 6:18AM

If yesterday, the "Act Of Valor" trailer, though jingoistic, at least displayed that the Navy SEALs do some actual work in protecting their country, it appears their brethren over at the C.I.A. have a lot more time on their hands.
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If yesterday, the "Act Of Valor" trailer, though jingoistic, at least displayed that the Navy SEALs do some actual work in protecting their country, it appears their brethren over at the C.I.A. have a lot more time on their hands.

The first trailer has arrived for "This Means War," and despite assembling Tom Hardy, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon, it's suddenly quite clear why folks like Sam Worthington, Bradley Cooper, Seth Rogen, Colin Farrell and Justin Timberlake all turned down chances to star in the movie that has been in development for nearly a decade. Its age clearly shows. The razor-thin plot centers on two C.I.A. agents who find out they are dating the same girl and then both decide she's worth fighting for, essentially utilizing the agency's time, resources and weapons to try and kill each other. Of course, it appears as though the very fact that the girl they were seeing was also dating somebody else isn't a dealbreaker for either of these guys. And sitting through this turgid trailer, we're not really sure why Witherspoon is worth Hardy and Pine blowing shit up in order to get her. It should probably be no surprise that this slick piece of schlock was directed by none other than "Charlie's Angels" and "Terminator Salvation" auteur McG.

Anyway, if you want to ruin your shot at getting lucky, bring a date to see "This Means War" on February 17, 2012. Synopsis and trailer below (or in HD at Apple).

The world's deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman. Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever - each other.


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