Officially the release of My Spy starring Dave Bautista (Batista) was pushed back to April 17, 2020 in the United States, but the film was already released in Australia in January and Marcus Theatres was offering a free screening for patrons on Sunday, March 8 if you picked up tickets a week in advance and accepted “first come first served” seating choices. I’m not a movie reviewer by trade but as with Sonic the Hedgehog before it, I’d like to share my own thoughts about the movie. Please note that when I said The Rock was in Get Shorty, I was actually referring to the sequel Be Cool. Sorry about that!
Bautista stars as a CIA spy named JJ who is very good at killing bad guys but not so great at NOT killing them when they need to extract intel from them. Chloe Coleman stars as Sophie, a little girl whose mom Kate (played by Parisa Fitz-Henley) is the one JJ and fellow CIA operative Bobbi (Kristen Schaal) are sent to Chicago to keep tabs on. Sophie makes him for a spy right away and the film is off to the races.
It’s mostly a comedy film with a few action sequences, but it hits the right beats without being overbearing, and the Ken Jeong character Kim shows he’s capable of dialing it down and not stealing the scenes in a comedy film. This one is good for both younger audiences who will relate to Sophie and older audiences who come to empathize with JJ as a former army ranger who was trained to be lethal but has to learn how to be a civilian all over again. It’s genuinely cute to see him learn to ice skate with Sophie, train her to be a spy, and react to just how much of a badass this little girl can be.
I recommend checking it out when it finally releases nationwide. Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan (mmf187) for new content daily! Your likes, shares and comments are always appreciated. Thanks for watching!