Get Smart was an adaptation of the famous 1960s TV show which was a spoof of the spy genre. The U.S. government’s secret CONTROL organization was attacked by CHAOS and most of its agents were wiped out. That forced it to use its remaining agents to try to save the world. That included employing Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) who was an analyst who had never gone out in the field and Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). Just like the TV show Smart is the bumbling idiot while 99 is the seasoned veteran. They form the classic odd couple for the story.
The problem with the film is that the laughs are few and far apart. The writers just failed at making this a comedy. I mean they tried, but they just couldn’t pull it off.