Knight and Day Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Paul Dano, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis

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This is a spy story where a woman gets caught up in the action but does not know what is really happening. Tom Cruise plays the lead character Roy Miller who meets June Havens (played by Cameron Diaz) by accident in the airport. The attack squad that is trying to kill Roy mistakenly thinks that June is part of his team. The aircraft they are supposed to board is delayed, so Roy and June board a different airplane. It is unusually empty. When June goes to the restroom on the plane, Roy fights with all the other people on the plane including the pilots. June returns to her seat and she is so naive that she does not notice that all the other people on the plane have been killed by Roy.
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Roy warns June to never get into a car with government agents that claim to want to help her and take her to a safe place. He gives June a knock-out drug. Roy lands the plane on a highway. June wakes up in her house with no recollection of how she got there. Very soon after this, agents attack her and Roy comes to her rescue. Roy introduces her to an inventor, Simon Feck (played by Paul Dano), who has a fantastic new battery power source called the Zephyr. This what all the various agencies have been fighting over. Roy gives her another dose of the knock-out drug. When she awakens this time, she is in a tropical paradise, far away from harm. When she answers her cell phone, that has a call from her sister, this allows the bad guys to find her and Roy. They send an attack drone to kill them.

Roy gives June another dose of the knock-out drug. He takes June back to civilization and see wakes up to find herself on a train going through the Swiss alps. Antonio (played by Jordi Mollà) is the bad guy chasing them. Roy succeeds in keeping the Zephyr from the bad guys but it is unstable and it explodes killing the inventor. The agency tells Roy to forget about June and that he will be taken to a "safe" place. He knows this means he will be exterminated. But June drugs him and takes him to her own home instead. When Roy wakes up her realizes that June as gotten the better of all of them and he is finally able to relax and be safe with the one he loves.
Best part of story, including ending: The use of the knock-out drug is very amusing. It makes June wake up in many different exotic places, but in the end June figures out how to use it for her own purposes which is really cool.

Best scene in story: I like the tropical paradise that Roy takes June to. If only June was not so stupid to answer a cell phone she would be still able to live with Roy in this wonderful place.

Opinion about the main character: In the beginning June is so naive, but in the end she is very wise to all that is happening. It is wonderful to see the transition.

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar

June Havens (Diaz) boards her flight to Boston, not knowing that she has just become involved in an adventure with CIA agents, spies and arms dealers. On the flight she flirts with Roy Miller (Cruise), a suspected rogue CIA agent who is promptly attacked by everyone on board the plane. After killing them all and single-handedly landing the plane, he warns June that some bad people might come looking for her

As she wakes up in her Boston home, it doesn't take long before Fitzgerald (Sarsgaard), a government agent, shows up to warn her about Roy. Roy, of course, appears and one lengthy car chase and disaster scene later, June decides it's safer to stick with Roy. He tells her all the trouble is due to a new battery called Zephyr invented by Simon Feck (Dano), whom he has to protect.

Havens, Roy, and Feck meet up on a train going to Austria. By now, they are also being chased by a Spanish arms dealer, Quintana. June is unsure whether Roy is really the good guy, or a rogue agent as she's been told. She agrees to help the CIA catch him, and Roy is shot, apparently falling to his death.

It turns out that Fitzgerald is the real rogue agent. June is kidnapped by Quintana and taken to Spain, where he tries to find out who has the Zephyr. Roy appears to save the day, and he eventually defeats Quintana and Fitzgerald and saves June and Feck.

June and Roy decide they need a vacation and we see them driving off together.

Best part of story, including ending: The story is okay for a comedy action movie, I liked the fact that we (and June) are unsure for a long time whether Roy is actually a good guy or not.

Best scene in story: The scene on board the train going through the Alps was good, including the fight scene between Roy and the assassin.

Opinion about the main character: June loves muscle cars drives one with a lot of guts, so that's impressive.

The review of this Movie prepared by Vlad Codirla a Level 5 American Goldfinch scholar

Script Analysis of Knight and Day

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 60%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   bodyguarding VIP The terrorist enemy is...    -   CIA/US Government

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Austria City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs

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