Wednesday, June 24, 2015
At this point we know two things for certain... 1.) Director Paul Feig knows how to direct woman in some hilarious comedies. And 2.) Melissa McCarthy is one funny lady! Feig and McCarthy first worked together on the modern classic, Bridesmaids. They re-teamed for The Heat, co-starring Sandra Bullock. Spy marks their third film together. I have mixed feelings about this movie. Let's go!
What I liked about the film:
Feig and McCarthy
McCarthy is just flat out funny. I love how she was able to play various characters, under the disguise of multiple aliases. She makes a big lady falling over just as funny as an f-bomb laden tirade. McCarthy really gets to flex her softer side as well. Her character has a friend in the film, and you get the sense that these ladies go way back and would do anything for one another. I really loved McCarthy in this after a few of her films fell flat for me.
The Supporting Cast
Jason Statham plays a character so different from anything else we've ever seen him in, you can't help but laugh! We're so used to seeing Statham as the always in control action star. It was so fun to see him as a neurotic odd-ball spy who may just be crazy. So good.
Jude Law plays a suave secret spy, and he does so perfectly. Law is charming, funny, handsome and an all around stud. He's very sincere in his portrayal of this spy, and I enjoyed every scene he was in. Finally, there is the lovely Rose Byrne. She plays the villain and she is wonderful in this movie! We've seen Byrne play the 'villain' in Bridesmaids, but it was nothing compared to this. I love how far Byrne was willing to go for her director and co-stars. She did and said some crazy stuff in this movie, and it was all to make the movie better. Nicely done!
What I didn't like about the film:
Kingsman: The Secret Service, and that movie brought a completely new spin to the spy, action-comedy genre. Where this film, Spy, did not. The performances were enough to keep us laughing, but the story was unoriginal and not very engaging.
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