I don't know when action-packed romantic comedies became a Hollywood trend, but it certainly seems to be picking up steam these days. There's Knight and Day, The Bounty Hunter, and now the latest: Killers. Previously titled Five Killers, this one stars Katherine Heigl who meets the man of her dreams (Ashton Kutcher) on a trip to France. The two meet, date, start a happy relationship, until — surprise! — Kutcher's character has a secret life that's jam-packed with guns, explosions, and high-speed car chases. Now that his clueless girlfriend is added to the mix, hilarity ensues. Or not.
I guess the concept here is to churn out films that appeal equally to men and women, but could the message be any more obvious? The trailer literally turns from rom-com to action movie midway through, leaving me scratching my head and rolling my eyes. I'm all for making movies that appeal to both sexes, but there are other, better ways to do it (just check out my list of guy-approved chick flicks). One bonus: I'm a fan of casting Tom Selleck and Katherine O'Hara as Heigl's parents.
If nothing else, there's some gorgeous shots of France and Ashton's abs, so check out the trailer when you read more.