Movie of the Day – Operation: Endgame

Once in a while I will come across a movie on the Netflix instant stream that I haven’t heard of before.  More or less it is due to the fact that it was a limited, limited release and then straight to dvd.  So you get a mix of some interesting and bad films in the queue, but Operation: Endgame is actually one of the better comedies I have come across.  I admit seeing Jeffery Tambor and Rob Corddry in the movie doesn’t hurt as both are hysterical.  So why not give it a chance cause the trailer seemed entertaining and I like a good comedy with some espionage thrown in.

Somewhere beneath Washington, D.C., an intense rivalry is heating up between two opposing teams of government assassins. The hired killers in the organizations take their names from Tarot cards. The Fool (Joe Anderson) is the latest recruit. Reporting for his first day on the job, The Fool is shocked to find that his boss is dead, and the office is on lockdown. To make matters worse, the building has been rigged with explosives, and it’s going to blow soon. Now, in order to get out alive, The Fool will have to root out the killer in his midst, and make a quick escape before his co-workers catch him in their crosshairs. – Jason Buchanan, Rovi

This is pretty solid send up to espionage movies, where a secret government agency lives to shape the events of the world.  Two equally secretive sides of organization work with and against one another, where the agents get ridiculous names and are all some form of crazy brilliant.  The film boasts a large ensemble of comedians and trained actors, which not lends to the serious tones of the movie, but the comedic moments are stellar since it is weaved naturally into the movie.

I was surprised by how good the movie was from start to finish, sure the middle part dragged a little bit, but the opening scenes with Rob Corddry yelling at the control guards to open the door was funny as his characters is a washed up spy.  The fight scenes when both faction go against one another is brutal with each person meeting a rather unique demise (the paper shredder being the best of the kills).  The story though isn’t strong and just silly, but it propels the movie through the scenes and the better parts are from the interactions of the agents.

So Netflix yields another gem from their instant stream collection and thankfully my previous films selections have yielded Operation: Endgame to show up in my list.  It’s a funny movie, decent action movie that is able to play it straight, but inject strong humor into the movie thanks to Corddry, Tambor and Galifianakis.

About Nick
I am just another blogger putting his thoughts into a website. My love is movies so most of my musings will be movie related. I work as an online marketer for an advertising company and when I am not earning a paycheck, I moonlight as a vigilante film blogger.

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