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TV classic remade as a forgettable buddy movie.
ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
I SPY is a refresh of the classic 1960s TV series featuring a spy duo with a twist – one African American guy and one white guy. In this action-packed film version, egotistical heavyweight champion Kelly Robinson (Eddie Murphy) is teamed up with spy Alex Scott (Owen Wilson) on a mission to find a top secret military fighter jet (which can turn invisible), before unscrupulous black market arms dealer Gundars (Malcolm McDowell) sells it to the highest bidder.
Is it any good?
This film version of I Spy fails to capture or recreate the coolness of the classic TV show, which starred Robert Culp and Bill Cosby as smart, laid-back guys who traveled around to exotic and romantic locations saving the world. Instead, this is a forgettable buddy movie that feels like a rejected script for Rush Hour 3. Murphy mugs, Wilson pines for his beautiful fellow spy (Famke Janssen), stuff blows up, and the credits roll. This movie is designed to be forgotten before you get the popcorn out of your teeth.
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Families can talk about why it was so hard for Scott to tell Rachel how he felt.
this movie is funny and is a bit violent but when people are shot theres not bullet hole of blood and it cuts to them half way falling to the floor. some bad language like the s-word is said around 20 times. the b-word is said around 4 times and other mild language
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