Spy online movie review - Funny throughout! 7/10
Review: I really enjoyed this movie! I laughed all the way through this, far fetched comedy and the mixture of top class actors, gave it the shock factor.
The funny script and impressive action scenes were great and it was good to see the funny side of Jason Statham. Melissa McCarthy plays a desk bound CIA employee (Susan Cooper), who guides her partner, Bradley Fine (Jude Law) through his various missions and secretly has a crush on him. Whilst on a mission to retrieve a nuclear bomb from Tihomir Boyanov, he accidentally kills him without getting the bombs location. The only other person who might know the bombs location is Boyanov's daughter, Rayna (Rose Byrne), so Fine goes to her house to try and gather some information. On his entry, Rayna kills him while Susan is watching and she tells Susan that she knows the identities of all of the agents. Susan then volunteers to become a field agent so she can take-down Rayna and revenge Fine, so her boss Elaine Crocker (Allison Janney) agrees on her terms, as long as she doesn't have any contact with Rayna. One of the other agents, Rick Ford (Jason Statham), is disgusted with Elaine's decision to put Susan in the field and he quits his job and leaves the agency. Susan is then sent to Paris to spy on Sergio De Luca (Bobby Cannavale) and she bumps into Ford, who has turned rogue and has no faith in Susan completing the mission. The next day, Susan sees an assassin exchanging Ford's bag with a bomb so she tells Ford about the exchange and then she takes chase against the assassin, who she kills by pushing him off a balcony. Susan then follows De Luca to Rome and she meets her contact, Aldo (Peter Serafinowicz), whose and Italian agent, working for the same agency. She then follows De Luca to a casino but she's not allowed to get near him, so she goes to the bar, were she see's a man put drugs into Rayna's drink. She decides to tell Rayna about the drugs, which saves her life, so Rayna recruits Susan as her bodyguard. They then fly to Budapest, we're another assassin tries to kill Rayna on the plane but Susan saves her life again and safely lands the plane. Rayna is convinced that Susan is a CIA agent, so Susan tells her that her father hired her to protect her. In Budapest, Nancy Artingstall (Miranda Hart) is sent to keep an eye on Susan and another assassin tries to kill Rayna, so Nancy takes Rayna to safety while Susan chases the assassins, who turn out to be the CIA double agents, working for Rayna. Later that night, they go to a party, were Rayna is due to meet up with De Luca's associate Lia (Nargis Fakhri), so Nancy creates a diversion so Susan can stop the meeting. After chasing down Lia, Susan ends up in a fight with her in the kitchen and her life is saved by Fine, who faked his death so he can become Rayna's lover. Susan is then imprisoned with Aldo in a bunker, were Fine tells her that he really faked his death so he can get to the nuclear bomb. Susan and Aldo manage to break out of the bunker and they go to De Luca's mansion, we're they are selling the bomb for diamonds. Susan poses as a double agent and when the bomb is revealed, De Luca kills the buyer and his men and threatens to kill Rayna but Ford appears, which distracts De Luca, so Susan can save Rayna's life again. De Luca then escapes with the bomb and the diamonds in a helicopter so Susan takes chase and hangs on to the landing gear with Ford hanging on to her. Nancy and Aldo arrive in another helicopter and shoot De Luca but he isn't dead and he hangs onto Susan's necklace, which was given to her by Fine, so she unhook's the necklace and De Luca falls to his death. Elaine then arrives to retrieve the bomb and Rayna is arrested, realising that she has found a friend in Susan. Elaine then appoints Susan as an agent and gives her files for her next mission. The director really did spend his budget well because he was able to get some top class actors, film in different countries and have some impressive action scenes whilst still making the storyline witty and air tight. Jude Law proves that he should be a candidate to play Bond and Jason Statham shows that he can play comedic roles, so like Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder, I hope he stars in more movies in this genre. Anyway, I really enjoyed this movie the first time round but I doubt that it will have the same affect the second time round. Enjoyable!
Round-Up: Melissa McCarthy, 45, has really proved that you don't have to have the perfect body and dashing looks to become an action hero, with this movie. I was impressed with her fighting skills, even though it was, most probably, a body double and her unique comedy style really worked well in this film. Since her big break in 2011 in Bridesmaids, her movies have nearly grossed a Billion dollars, which is quite impressive for a late bloomer. Anyway, this movie was written and directed by Paul Feig, 53, who also brought you Bridesmaids and the Heat, which also starred Melissa McCarthy. She seems to be his lucky charm! I hope they bring out a sequel to this movie, with the same characters because it has a great mixture of agents, who all brought something fresh to this project.
Budget: $65million Worldwide Gross: $235.6million
I recommend this movie to people who are into their action, crime, comedies starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Bobby Cannavale, Raad Rawi, Jessica Chaffin and 50 Cent. 7/10