With the amount of information Edward Snowden divulged about espionage, there is no way in the wide spinning globe, that any sane (that’s a keyword right there) person would buy the line that espionage is all about roses, fun, romance and a Jason Statham out of character, but Spy (the movie) will have you buy it.
They sell it to you in scattered and well delivered punch lines of hilariousness, series of fighting scenes and some awfully structured and unbelievable technology.
The movie, focuses on the CIA (Ofcourse, those kings of espionage) and a close circle of agents who are trying to smoke out a nuclear deal (its always the nukes) between a daughter of a rich man and a Serbian or probably Russian warlord.
Melissa McCarthy plays the character of the fat lady who sits at the back of a PC to help out with an agent while takes on his daily missions. When the agent is killed (well, not exactly) she is forced to go out into the field and take on a task as daring as all the agents would. One little problem though is that almost everyone doesn’t believe in her, yes, that includes Jason Statham who follows her around in the field to stick it to her that she cant be a field agent.
In her own way, with a little exaggeration, she gets the job done. She saves Statham and the nukes and the entire America from being bombed.
The underlying theme of the movie is really about women emancipation but it is presented in such a hilarious way that you could almost miss it. The conversation in the movie is everything your money could be worth and the fighting scenes, especially those involving Melissa, will have you choke on your popcorn.
Ofcourse, like me, 95% of the people that reviewed the movie on Rotten Tomatoes think it’s mind boggling funny. When you finally watch it, make it a point to show Jason Statham where Greece is.