First Trailer and Promo Poster for McG’s THIS MEANS WAR Starring Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, and Reese Witherspoon

     October 13, 2011


The first trailer for McG’s action-romantic-comedy This Means War has gone online.  Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play covert operatives who are also best friends, but resort to their special-ops training when they compete for the affections of the same woman (Reese Witherspoon).  As you’ll see in the trailer, it’s a gross misuse of CIA resources, but that’s not my big problem with what I’m seeing.  McG seems to have gone all-in on the action and almost completely forgotten the comedy.  It’s an inherently absurd premise that two CIA agents would use their special-ops training for a silly romantic entanglement.  But McG looks like he’s taking it absolutely seriously.  Maybe the juxtaposition works better in the context of the whole movie, but this trailer is somewhat disheartening.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with the promo poster (which is just the logo, but whatever).  This Means War opens February 17th.

Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for This Means War:

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.



  • Keyes

    Random Star Trek connection – Chris Pine (James Kirk) and Tom Hardy (Shinzon) together on screen. I wasn’t interested in this movie until they cast these two in it. They are both incredible actors and it will be amazing to see them bounce off each other in this film. I hope ‘This Means War’ is a grand success – critically and commercially.

  • Al

    If it was just a spy movie with Tom Hardy and Chris Pine as the leads I would be all in but the whole reese witherspoon love triangle seems really forced and that’s the whole plot of the movie so…. damn. Hopefully they team up in something better because they’re two of the most awesome up and coming stars around. I did laugh a couple of times though during the trailer… but McG mad Terminator Salvation looked good from the trailer then it was awful so this probably won’t fair much better but I hope I’m wrong.

  • Terry

    Reese Witherspoon? Seriously!?
    They couldn’t find some real hotness laying around tinsel town? Reese is garbage.

  • mandingo

    Hardy has such a pussy voice when speaking in that accent.

    And can this be more idiotic. I imagine an idiotic 100 mil of boxoffice by idotic people.

  • S@n

    I think the trailer is very encouraging, I actually liked a lot, is entertainment and I heard that CIA agents can do things more disappointing in reality!

    This is just a movie for fun! It looks great!

  • Scotty


  • ASFan

    McG is taking this seriously? This does not look serious at all. I don’t know what you’re seeing.

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