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June 15, 2008

Not Get Smart

For the record, I have the complete DVD set for the Get Smart TV show and have watched all 138 episodes, plus many of the interviews that were included in the set.

And I'm not going to be one of the people attending the new Get Smart movie, even though Mel Brooks apparently likes it. Remakes of movies are questionable enough, but here, Don Adams is way too closely identified with the character of Maxwell Smart (and Barbara Feldon with 99) to redo the show as a movie with new actors. To say nothing of having to modernize the show from the 1960s.

I really don't see the point. There's plenty of room for comedy in spy movies. Why not an original movie with original characters? There's no point in trying to make this something it isn't.