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Last updated 7/10/2008 at Noon

The new “Get Smart” movie faced the task of meeting the expectations of the television show on which the film was based. As one Kaos agent once told Maxwell Smart in the TV series when Agent 86 claimed that he was in the casino to gamble, “You gambled and you lost.”

It wasn’t reasonable to expect that Steve Carell, who stars as Maxwell Smart in the movie, could replicate Don Adams’ distinct voice. It was, however, reasonable to expect that Warner Brothers Pictures and the writers could replicate Maxwell Smart’s wit. The movie didn’t even match up to the television show, let...

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