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'Get Smart' (**)

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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2008 10:00 pm

Of all the comedy sub-genres, the television adaptation has one of the worst track records. Yeah, there's the occasional "Brady Bunch" or "Scooby-Doo," in which the filmmakers managed to pay homage to the source material while at the same time giving their movie its own delightfully modern spin, but most of the time the end product is more in line with "The Flintstones" or "Bewitched" or any number of other catastrophic misfires that not only failed as films, but also cheapened the work they were attempting to cash in on. Studios keep trying (reportedly, reworkings of both "The A-Team" and "I Dream of Jeanie" are currently being filmed), but for every step forward they seem to take five steps back.

"Get Smart" is the latest classic TV show to get the big-screen treatment, and while it's not the unmitigated disaster many feared it would be, the film still falls squarely in the category of "miscalculated failure." The writing is sometimes sharp, but in attempting to act as both a silly comedy and a major summer action flick, the film never finds a good balance between the genres.

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