Alright, y’all. This movie was WAY funnier than the trailer led on. I was really thinking I was going to watch this movie and not be entertained. Also, DJ Khaled was great! It took me a minute to realize it was him.
So the movie is semi-original. It’s the typical story of the nerd guy saving the day with the cool guy and they both learn valuable lessons from one another as they travel the world to try and stop the bad guy. The twist here is that the cool guy doesn’t suddenly become ugly–he becomes a pigeon. I was once told that if I knew a little about a lot of things it would make me a better journalist. Now I can say that I have a little knowledge of pigeons, who they are and what they do.
I want to talk about a few things I noticed in the film. First of all, someone must tell me right now, once and for all, what is y’alls issue with Nickelback? I caught the job about the music hurting the guy. That didn’t get past me! As a Black woman, I LOVE Nickelback and I cannot understand why some of y’all don’t! There has to be a definitive answer for this. Let me know in the comments.
There is a part where Gillan’s accent comes out. Don’t know if they kept that in intentionally or not but always love when I can hear a foreign accent in the mist of them doing an American accent. I know the actors hate when that happens but I enjoy it. Also, didn’t know I needed Reba McEntire as a lead agent but I appreciate whoever casted her in that role. And another thing, Anderson Paak is already my favorite person but hearing his music in Trolls: World Tour and here in Spies in Disguise was perfect. I don’t know what it is but his voice just fits the movie!
They focused a lot on being “weird.” Has anyone ever noticed that 7 times out of 10, the weird person is the rich person? I like the weird and odd kids. Hell, I am the weird and odd friend and person. Walter didn’t need to embrace his weird, the world needed to embrace his weird. Sometimes, the world has to catch up to you when you’re already there.
There was also a focus on teamwork. No one is an island. Everyone we know who is famous or has some sort of success has a team of people behind them that helped, and continues to help, them achieve greatness. The cliche “there’s no ‘I’ in team” is a saying for a reason. This is the lesson Sterling had to learn.
I am very sad that the trailer, for me, looked so lackluster that I figured this movie was a bust. So glad I gave it the time of day! Give it a try! Yes, you as an adult. We can enjoy children’s movies and have no children. Entertainment is entertainment. Catch Spies in Disguise on HBO, if you have the app or cable, or streaming on Hulu!