Spy – Review

Spy – Budget of $65 million – 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Spy is a semi-funny action movie about a woman named Susan Cooper who get to leave her desk job at the CIA and become a field spy after active spies’ information is released.  Susan, a homely, overweight woman, is the eye in the sky for Bradley Fine, played by Jude Law.  Susan and the other desk spies are treated as a 4th class citizens by the CIA and deal with constant infestations and little recognition.  Susan Cooper is the typical character for Melissa McCarthy and other overweight women in films.  She is put down, feels down, learns she is awesome, shines, and then everyone thinks she is great.  This story has been done before.  Rick Ford, played by Jason Statham, is the funniest character in the movie.  Rick has the craziest stories to tell about his adventures and an inflated sense of self.  You never knew what he would say next.  Rick keeps the film interesting.  Along with Rick, there are some decent gadgets, fight scenes, and chase scents.

I was often distracted by Melissa’s stunt double for some of the scenes.  It was obvious the stunt double was quite smaller and it didn’t cut well.  Also, the film relied on swearing to push jokes that were not funny.  And spoiler alert, you will see all the twist coming … each and every single twist.

I give it 2 out of 5 stars

Was Peppy La Pew not available – Susan Copper

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