I liked the updated, "Get Smart."
It was respectful of the original material and yet, it added a modern
day stamp to the plot and tone of life in a post 9 / 11 world. Mixing the reality of everyday office politics with the function of monitoring global politics, is well handled in this production. A cast of characters are introduced and each is given a persona we can recognize and identify with. I found this attention to detail and character building to be the strongest point in the film. I have seen dramas that failed to establish its characters as clearly as this comedy. There was a good balance between reality and outrageous fantasy. This is a film that should appeal to a wide range of age groups; I attribute that to superior writing. The ballroom dance scene is wonderful. These filmmakers took comedy seriously.

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