Chris Pine is back on the big screen this week with action/comedy This Means War, which sees him team up with Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon.
Throughout his career Pine has shown great versatility as he has moved from comedy to action and horror to the big budget blockbuster.
To celebrate the release of This Means War we take a look at the changing role of the young actor in recent years.
- Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement
Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement was the second outing for Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis but this time around she was doing battle with Nicolas Devereaux (played by Pine) for the throne of Genovia.
This is a fun filled family movie that allowed everyone involved to kick back and just have some fun - the movie also allowed Pine to show off his comic skills.
There is a real chemistry between Pine and Hathaway in a movie the delivers a positive message of ‘you should marry for the right reason’.
- Star Trek
The role of James T. Kirk remains the biggest of Pine’s career so far when the franchise was rebooted back in 2009.
Pine, and the rest of the young cast, breathed new life into these popular characters as the Starship Enterprise set out on its maiden voyage.
This time around Kirk has a James Dean like swagger along with a major attitude as he struggles to find his place in the world.
And the partnership between Pine and Zachary Quinto as Spock really is the heart and soul of the movie; Pine has that self confidence and cockiness to take gambles and risks paired with the logical Spock, who at first seems the more competent ruler, the calmer presence on the deck.
Pine tackled the horror movie genre in 2009 when he led the cast in Carriers, which was directed by Alex & David Pastor.
This movie is perhaps a darker version of zombieland as a virus sweeps the global infecting everyone that comes in contact with it.
Pine takes on the role of Brian in the movie who, along with his brother and girlfriend hit the road in a bid to avoid the pandemic.
The actors do the best with the material that they are given but Carrier bring nothing new to this genre.
Unstoppable was the last time that we saw Pine on the big screen as he teamed up with Denzel Washington for the uber exciting Unstoppable.
Directed by Tony Scott this was another troubled character who is struggling to keep his home life together.
Washington and Pine are excellent together as the old timer showing the new guy the ropes while the young inspires the old. They are both carrying guilt from their personal lives but they manage to put their differences aside and risk their lives to save others.
The pair banter well and you can't help but like them and will them on to succeed in the task that has been laid before them.
- This Means War
This Means War is Bromance meets Romance as the friendship between CIA agents Tuck (Hardy) and (Pine) is put to the test when they both fall for the same girl.
It’s all-out war, as the two spies battle each other with high-tech surveillance, advanced tactics, and an arsenal capable of bringing down a small country.
This Means War is released 2nd March
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw