The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
Maxwell Smart work for the top secret agency CONTROL as an analyst but desires to become a field agent like his role model Agent 23. Maxwell is a top agent who score perfectly on the acceptance test, but is denied the promotion to field agent because The Chief believes his skills are better used as an analyst. Although Maxwell is eventually promoted to Agent 86 when KAOS attacks the CONTROL HQ finding out all the identities to their Field Agent, leaving just Maxwell and Agent 99 left. These two get partnered together even though Agent 99 isn't pleased with the idea and are assigned the job to go to Russia and exploit KAOS. Maxwell and 99 discover nuclear weapons in a factory disguised as a bakery, Maxwell can not stop KAOS but does manage to blow up the factory. CONTROL send Agent 23 to check up on the clean up process, but KAOS escaped with their weapons and because Maxwell was the only one to have seen them they assume Maxwell is a double agent and put him into custody. Maxwell does find out about KOAS' plans though and breaks of custody to reunite with CONTROL and gains their trust again to stop KAOS' plan to blow up the Walt Disney Concert Hall along with the President inside of it. In the end, CONTROL stopped KOAS evil plans and Maxwell and Agent 99 become full time partners.