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Not sure why the comments are so negative. This film while not original in story is hilarious. It had a lot of scenes that made me laugh out loud as well as my friend. Yes there are parts of the movie that are predicable and have you seen before, but it doesn't stop it from being really humorous and fun. The acting is really solid all around. Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman are the real standouts with great comedic timing and so really fun lines. Kristen Chaal is also great and has some really fun moments and lines. Some were even unexpected. Honestly, if you are looking for a fun, funny, laid back and entertaining movie, you go wrong with this movie. So sit back, enjoy, and let it distract you from what is going on in the world.
Story we've all seen for at least 100 times. Nothing new or original.
The spy comedy is probably my favorite movie genre hybrid, and in the past I've given a lot of passes to such films which others have considered no better than middling. My Spy is not one of them. It's just too ordinary for that, and it doesn't help that most of the best bits were in a trailer that ran for more than a year as the movie was pushed back and back before dropping on Amazon Prime first. The story of a superspy who lacks subtlety getting owned by the little girl he's guarding (more or less) holds few surprises in terms of plot or character - it's a very basic romcom set up with explosions in the background. Dave Bautista might as well be Drax in the way he interacts with people, but Kristen Schaal is in this and makes it more watchable for me, as do some of the musical cues. They don't really do enough with Ken Jeong as director of this comedy version of the CIA, but I'm glad he's here too. What can I say? It's the kind of movie you've seen many times, and despite the remix, it just never escapes its genre tropes nor does anything particularly interesting or witty with them. To even enjoy it on a superficial level - which I did - you have to check your brain at the door and accept the characters are silly and don't really know anything about real spycraft.
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