The film My Spy tells the story of a comedy action about a formidable CIA agent named Jason Jones, also known as explosive JJ. Its characteristics make it derived from a spy agent to oversee a house. He also met with Sophie who unmasked as a secret agent.
JJ also makes an agreement with Sophie not to unmask her by teaching her to become a spy. When spending time with Sophie, JJ learns that there are many things better than defeating criminals with violence.
Combined action and comedy
The strength of this film lies in the combination of comedy and action from the duo Batista and Coleman. Everything is combined with a light story, a little easy to guess, but still interesting to watch with family. The plot and dynamics of the story are quite interesting, where the climax is arguably present unexpectedly.
The charming plot tells of the friendship between JJ and Shope. Sophie’s family is a bit gloomy because it separated after the departure of his father began to color with the presence of JJ. And just like other comedy series, there is a little love story between Sophie’s mother with JJ who is also quite entertaining.
Other characters are unique and have their own charm. Kristen Scaal acts as JJ’s new partner which offers a strong comedy impression. And another thing, veteran Hollywood actor Ken Jeong, who became CIA Chief, David Kim, appeared different compared to his other roles.
Hollywood General Story
A typical big guy movie with a smart girl is a story mode that is easy to find in Hollywood family films recently. There is Wreck-It Ralph and Bumblebee (2018) with almost the same message: sometimes violence cannot solve problems. This also happened to My Spy.
Both have very contradictory characters, but in the end, they complement each other. JJ who was originally known as a hard and cool agent turned out to have a soft side. Sophie, who was originally moody and reserved, turned out to be a smart, cheerful child and even had expertise as a spy that was no less great than JJ.
The plot and comedy are still entertaining, considering this film is aimed at families with a PG (Parental Guidance) rating where some jokes are quite mature. Unfortunately, you can feel the light story makes this film have some predictable moments.
But overall, the movie My Spy managed to offer fun entertainment. The charm of this film lies in the mix of tones and genres, giving jokes that are presented throughout the story. Actions juxtaposed with jokes and comedy combined with a story that is quite interesting, although lighter than other detective films.