A- Sound: A Extras: A- Film: B-
is not my first experience with the comedic styles of Melissa
McCarthy and this is about on the same playing field as some of her
other movies like, The Heat or Identity Thief. She
uses an "I am a big, tough, confident lady and can do anything
attitude" and it can usually work for her. In this movie she
does not branch away from her comfort zone. Melissa McCarthy is able
movies are especially easy to watch, because they are meant to be fun
or something you can relax and just watch. The movie Spy has
a surprisingly nice cast with Jude Law as top spy
Bradley Fine, Rose Byrne as the attractive female villain
Rayna Boyanov, Jason
Statham as the goofball/serious agent Rick Ford, and of course
Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper and a few other spy alias'
she takes on. When they decide to do some appearance jokes towards
Susan (McCarthy) they lay them on thick.
shining star of this film is Jason Statham's character, who is very
funny in the movie, which is not that surprising, but what he says to
Susan (McCarthy) can be shocking at times. Without spoiling
anything, because it is in the trailer, one of his best lines in Spy
is how he refers to Melissa McCarthy looking like Santa Claus' wife.
He outshines Jude Law and some other big celebrities in this movie,
but even Jude Law has his moments.
Rose Byrne is, of course, very funny in this movie. But again, she
is another one that lays the appearance jokes on pretty thick when
addressing Susan (McCarthy). So, there are times when it feels kind
of one note, meaning there is a lot of jokes about her looks.
However, they are all different or slight adjustments to the jokes
and still very funny.
and writer Paul Feig, who has worked with Melissa McCarthy before,
does try and mask the fact that the jokes are relatively the same as
all McCarthy movies. Although, he does it with a new movie for her,
we cannot ignore the fact that this is just another parody of James
Bond movies. Spy gives us enough to sit through our seats,
but we have seen this movie before.
movie is worth a watch, not only to watch Jason Statham doing comedy,
but because it is still a funny and entertaining movie to watch.
Pretty much everyone age appropriate can enjoy this movie. It is not
just a movie to watch on girl's night, because it has something
everyone can enjoy.
is presented in Blu-ray 1080p high definition in a 2.39:1 widescreen
format, which looks very nice in every scene. The picture quality is
crisp, clear, and has nice warm colors throughout the film. With the
action scenes you get to see in the movie it sounds very good and is
presented in lossless English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 7.1 mix.
are a few bonus features on Spy, which include "over 2
hours of locked and loaded laughing." There are 3 Redacted
Scenes, 15 Classified Alternate Scenes, 2 Top Secret Gag Reel,
Cutting Room Floor Outtakes including Susan and Her Men, The
Great Rick Ford, and For Your Eyes Only: Jokes-A-Plenty,
How Spy Was Made: 8 Behind-the-Scenes
featurettes, and Audio Commentary.