Spy (2015) – movie review


Is Spy a visually stunning masterpiece? Is it a message on the state of conformity in modern society? Or is it just a really enjoyable spy comedy? I’ll take the last option.

2015 seems to be having this influx of spy movies. Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Spectre and of course… Spy.

The story centres around Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy), a desk bound CIA agent who is forced to enter the action when it is known that nuclear trader Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) knows the identity of every CIA field agent. The story paces well after that (I won’t give any more story details).

Spy isn’t a hard hitting drama with a message of great importance. It’s Melissa McCarthy falling over on a scooter and it’s utterly hilarious.

Although the humour isn’t all vehicles vs. gravity, the dialogue could drive this film if the already exhilarating action wasn’t present.

Jason Statham surpasses expectations as he isn’t playing his usual cool talking bodyguard. He instead plays an in-over-his-head British loud mouth who messes up every case he’s on and only adds on to the powerful laughs provided.

The cinematography isn’t anything special, but the hilarious script and few fight scenes more than make up for it.

Spy is the most enjoyable film of the year (so far) and it’s not one to miss.

What did you think of Spy? Leave a comment on the side and don’t forget to follow my Instagram page (I’ve stopped posting movie quotes and I’ve started posting movie posters instead).


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