Friday, June 5, 2015

Spy

Rated R / 2 hr / Action - Comedy - Crime

What is it about?

Agent Cooper with the CIA is stuck in a rut. She works in the office giving support to Agent Fine who is one of their best. She is in his ear guiding him through his missions, tipping him off to threats, filing his taxes, and waxing his back. Agent Fine accidentally shoots a terrorist in the head while trying to get the location of a nuclear Furby. Now his daughter Rayna is the only one who knows where the Furby is. Agent Fine goes commando on a mission going after Rayna, and gets shot in the face for it. She makes it clear that she knows the identity of all the Pokemon too, so the CIA has to send an unknown to gather intelligence. Agent Cooper volunteers to come out from behind her computer, to go out into the field, and do what she was born to do. Act like Betty White in a catsuit.

You will like it if...

You like action/comedies similar to The Heat and 21 Jump Street. This movie goes a bit heavier on the action than McCarthy's previous films, but there is still plenty of comedy to go around. Some of the special effects and action stunts are quite impressive. Seeing a walrus tumbling around on wires like Jet Li is unique. I was expecting Spy to be funnier than it actually is. I can't remember a single big laugh throughout although there were many chuckle worthy scenes. The script is well written with the usual bells and whistles you would expect from an action movie. The best scenes are when Byrne and McCarthy get to play off each other. Byrne is simply fantastic in this film as is her hair. She has a better beehive than Marge Simpson. The end result is a highly entertaining film of the action/comedy variety that should satisfy any fan of Melissa McCarthy.

Next Week

Jurassic World

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