Saturday, May 30, 2015

SPY: Do You Have What It Takes?

Hey there folks! It's been a long while since I felt the need to blog about a movie this awesome and hilarious!

In cinemas!!! >.<

Watching this movie started out as a joke when my mom and I happened to see the trailer earlier this year in the cinemas. I remember how I was like, "Pssssst... mom, this is the movie for you."

Moving on to the review, the title of the movie speaks for itself when Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy), the "brains" behind the spies, volunteers herself when her partner, Bradley Fine (Jude Law) dies on the mission. She subsequently finds out that all the CIA agents' identities have been leaked, making the agency vulnerable and at a stand-still on who to deploy for the next mission concerning a nuclear weapon. As it turns out, Operation: Track and Report will give Agent Cooper a chance to prove herself.

Storywise, the plot is easy to catch up with while it gives the audience a healthy dose of both "I'm-holding-my-breath" kind of action and "I'm-losing-my-breath-can't-stop-laughing" comedy.

Though I'd like to point out that the film is rated R-13 since it's filled with swear words, sexual innuendos, and lots of blood. I also don't like the parts when they'd bully her in the premise or make her (and some of the people from the "basement") feel inferior. Maybe it was intended to come across as a form of comedy, but bullying is still bullying. So I'm glad with how she managed to develop and grow as a character, it's actually empowering.

Two other things, that kept me ogling at the screen was Rose Byrne, who plays Rayna Boyanov, who I wouldn't really consider as the "real" antagonist, but the story does mostly revolve around her, and I'm not complaining.

Excuse me while I say, "Rawr!!!" <3

Last one is, unexpectedly, Jude Law!

Hearing fangirl squeals, with some fainting... O.O

Don't get me wrong, I only said "unexpectedly" 'cuz I always somehow pictured Jude Law as someone "dorky"...?

Add the fact that ever since he voiced Pitch Black from Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians.... Well let's just say...

I'ma runnin' for my life now!

Yeah... Wasn't really keen on seeing him until...

My, my, Bradley Fine, what a "fine" man you are indeed... *insert wiggling of brows*

On another note, Rick Ford (Jason Statham) was honestly an annoying character, and I wasn't used to seeing Statham as such 'cuz, duh! Transporter!

I know right! ;)))

Though you gotta hand it to how game he was in playing the role, so kudos to you bro, and your exaggerated mission spiels!

Also hope this wouldn't be the last time we see Melissa McCarthy in an action movie. (Petition for a sequel perhaps?)

So to wrap it up, "Spy" was a very enjoyable weekend movie to watch, though not exactly family-friendly since it's not for kids. So why not make it a movie night with your special (agent) someone, right?

Until my next post, see yah!