It’s too bad that director James Mangold’s Knight and Day was releashed so close to the third installment of the Twilight "saga."  I think that hurt its box office ratings, which is sad because Mangold has directed some pretty impressive movies (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line).

There are some actors that I have never liked and probably never will, but when I watch a movie I am able to clear my dislike out of my mind and watch a movie without my feelings coloring the story.  I dislike Tom Cruise, but I went to Knight and Day anyway.  And I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.  I don’t remember the last time I was actually rooting for Cruise–Misson Impossible, maybe.

Cruise did a good job of portraying Roy Miller, a secret agent who may or may not be crazy.  I enjoyed Miller because he was a rather relaxed, humorous agent, not the typical macho-macho, super-cool type.  Cameron Diaz pretty much stole the show, however, as the hapless June Havens, a girl who gets sucked into intrigue but manages to hold her own even when she has no idea what’s going on.  Well, except for when she has to be drugged…

Paul Dano makes for one convincing computer nerd and Peter Sarsgaard makes an excellent villain.  In fact, I can never take Sarsgaard seriously when he’s not the villain…

I found Knight and Day to be intertaining, even if it was a bit predictable.  The characters were good enough to hold the story together and make it compelling.