Based off of the trailers and general announcement of this film, I didn't have a ton of hope for a solid adaptation; however, I was pleasantly surprised with how much fun this film was. I think some nice casting and overall clever writing really elevates this above most of its peers. Having a seasoned comedy duo handle the writing and directing was a good choice by Paramount.
Chris Pine is the shining star here, obvious given he is the best Hollywood Chris, but Hugh Grant also seems to be having a blast in his role as he chews up the scenery. I love Grant in his recent over-the-top comedic roles he's been transitioning to. I really found this film to be a fun time and it utilizes its fantasy elements quite well and in a way that anyone can enjoy this adventure movie.
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