Search This Blog

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Spy (2015)

This is a rather silly spy movie, as you might imagine with Melissa McCarthy in the mix, but it was a very enjoyable diversionary movie.  I like Jason Statham very much, although his role here is somewhat understated, and it is the first time that I have seen Miranda Hart in something since I discovered her from "Call the Midwife", so the cast is good.
I think the best way to classify this movie is that it is an action comedy, with an emphasis on the comic, almost slapstick, element.  McCarthy is a CIA trained agent who has had a desk job, and is now thrust into the field in order to stop a nuclear devise from falling into the wrong hands.  She is her usual combination of competence and clumsiness and charm, which leads to a successful operation, and the potential for a future career as a field agent.  Not much to think about here, but it passes the time.

No comments:

Post a Comment