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Spies in Disguise

Published May 16, 2020

Spies in Disguise

Film info

  • Title Spies in Disguise
  • Directors Troy Quane, Nick Bruno
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 42m
  • Genres Animation, Action, Comedy, Adventure
  • Tagline Super spy. Super fly.

Lance is a super cool and charming spy, and Walter invest the super cool gadgets that Lance uses. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:09“Boom, glitter cloud, and the bad guys will leave you alone.”
4:49They really are rats with wings!
7:58Their computers are all Matrix-like but what are they actually supposed to be doing, I wonder.
11:32Based on Pigeon: Impossible which is the greatest name of a thing ever.
17:50Love inventive gadget boy. Different kind of superhero.
19:16Rashida, Karen and DJ Khaled are a dream team.
27:41“One by one, your switches are flicking to pigeon.”
29:37Do pigeons have 360 degree vision? I thought it was owls.
38:16The little bow-tie is adorable.
41:41“Stop talking to Jeff.”
51:18“Dude is Jeopardy smart.”
55:06Bit of a Rocky vibe now, about hitting so hard people won’t get back up.
56:43Lara boat.
1:00:15The scooter thing is funny. Straight into the wall.
1:09:33His cartoon abs are still really impressive. Annoying.
1:19:21Inflatable hug. Mr C called that. I was worried.
1:21:30“You brought your own soundtrack?” Yaaas.
1:29:27I mean, “come on birds” isn’t a very catchy one-liner, is it?

Thoughts

The first third of this movie was kinda dull, you knew the beats they were hitting, it was obvious what was going to happen, and you were just waiting for the inevitable. Once Will Smith turned into a bird, the comedy picked up a little bit, although it still felt quite slow going.

Once the action began and the mission was underway, it was better. Tom Holland was very funny, I loved the dream team with Karen Gillan in, and it was actually quite heart-warming towards the end. But then, once it was over, you’re sort of left thinking - what on earth did I just watch? Again, I’m wondering what the pitch meeting for this movie was like. I quite like that weird stuff is getting made, it’s better than churning out the same old thing all the time, but I did wonder what the writers were smoking when they put pen to paper.

Rating: 3 / 5

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