What happens when you confront a well-known and talented filmmaker who excels in virtually any genre, and then pair him up with a pair of A-list performers, and turn them into a globetrotting romantic action comedy full of glamorous locations and beautiful people? Well, in the case of Knight and Day, not much of attention.
That isnt to say the breezy caper is an abject failure of a motion picture, but it might have been a lot more. Instead, Tom Cruise''s undisputed chemistry and charisma, Cameron Diaz, just accentuates the material above outright banality, but it was a grave case of wasted potential.
The tale of a suave international operative and a regular civilian being teamed up for an escalating adventure that puts them both in the throes of danger, all while the sparks fly in more ways than one, is a tale similar to that of cinema itself, but Knight and Day always feels like it''s just one or two fresh ingredients away from being something special.
However, the relatively successful 2010 strategy hasn''t been able to obtain a whole new lease of life on Disney Plus, where the 20th Century Fox title has become one of the most popular platforms this weekend through the Star expansion, according to FlixPatrol.
Only The Mummy, Jack Reacher, and Days of Thunder have a lower Rotten Tomatoes score than Knight and Day, but that hasn''t put off streaming subscribers.