Returning to his full-throttle movie star mode for the first time since 2006 release Mission Impossible 3, Tom Cruise reclaims some serious star power as the driving force behind this stylish, globe hopping, action-packed comedy.
With Cruise as a covert agent and Cameron Diaz as the girl who unwittingly becomes a pawn in his high-stakes, face-off with the bad guys. For the audiences looking for pure escapism with an irresistible action comedy, Knight and Day is a sheer treat.
The opening sequences in the Wichita Airport get the film off to a crackerjack start. A rogue secret agent, Roy Miller (Cruise) bumps into car enthusiast June Havens (Diaz). After Roy does away with the other baddie passengers and pilots and crash-lands their aircraft in a cornfield, June soon finds herself caught up in his ever-widening world of danger and espionage.
This sets off a series of events that finds Roy putting June on a whirlwind worldwide excursion where they are chased from deserted islands to snow-capped Austria to the running of the bulls in Spain. As the story unfolds we find numerous shady characters, as well as the CIA, following Roy, and all are seeking a valuable battery designed by geeky inventor Simon (Paul Dano).