My Spy was made to appeal to kids, but it has enough adult humor to keep adults engaged, or at least awake.
There was actually a decent amount of humor and some genuine laugh out loud moments. My biggest gripe of the movie is that the action at the end didn’t live up to the buildup. It kind of feels like the writers (the brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber) couldn’t be bothered to polish the ending. That’s a real shame because they’ve written some genuinely good movies: RED, RED 2, Battleship, and The Meg. I’m not saying they’re going to take home any awards for those movies, but they didn’t lack for entertainment. Especially the RED duo.
It felt like the story built a lot of potential for the ending and then just dropped the ball. With a better ending this movie would be in the solid “B” range.
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The movie earns it’s PG-13 rating because of language. The violence is really tame. There’s no blood and no on screen deaths.
I’m not entirely sure the message this movie gives to children is necessarily one parents will be thrilled with. Sophie, the little girl, uses blackmail and tricks to get what she wants. But at the same time she’s resourceful and confident. So it’s a mixed bag.
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Rated (PG-13) for action/violence and language
Genres: Action, Comedy, Family
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Jill Florio Administrator
I think you liked this movie better than I did. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t clever. Taylor saw this at a drive-in theater and she said it was the worst movie she ever saw, so maybe I had a bad attitude going into it. Unlike her, I didn’t think it was bad, but I’d call it slightly below average. More like a C-.
I’m starting to think Dave Bautista needs to take a good look at his filmography. If he doesn’t want to be seen as a low-rent Vin or Rock, then he might want to be more selective. I just watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 again tonight, and he did such a lovely job there as Drax. I’d hate to see him lose all that goodwill with a run of subpar movies.
Dan Gardner Administrator
Agreed, outside of GoTG Bautista has been in some less than stellar movies. I wonder what his selection process is, or what any actor’s selection process is like. I’m sure than many aren’t as concerned about the end product as the filming process. Maybe he liked the cast and crew he was working with and didn’t really care if this was a highly regarded movie.