• darkblurbg
    Welcome to
    Mark's Remarks

Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman in My Spy (2020)Review

My Spy (Action, Comedy, Family) (2020)


Director: Peter Segal

Writers: Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber

Stars: Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Ex-Military now CIA operative JJ (Dave Bautista) has a difficult time adjusting to his current profession. Due to his ineptitude in infiltration and making a mess in his latest assignment, his newest operation is surveillance. JJ and Bobbi (Kristen Schaal) are to watch over a single mother and her daughter because the ex-husband had ties to the gangsters that the agency has been keeping tabs on.

After the formation of their new team, Bobbi and JJ have placed the camera’s in the target’s apartment soon to be discovered by the target’s young daughter. She then (Tech-savvy as he is) continues to sneak into the neighbouring apartment where JJ and Bobbi are holed up. Because JJ is already in a tight spot at the CIA and the child has filmed them, thus blowing their cover, JJ has to agree to the child’s wishes to keep the footage a secret.

Certainly, this isn’t a plot we’ve never seen before in some way or another, and it’s still an endearing way to use a muscular and tough-looking actor and do something different with him/her. In My Spy’s case, it does work, but barely, it’s not that the actor’s aren’t pulling their weight, but the script really doesn’t lend itself to create an exciting viewing experience and certainly not something we haven’t seen again and again.

With movies like this, you usually don’t want to take it too seriously, dumb yourself down a bit to take in the cheeky jokes and one-liners. Even doing so it just doesn’t deliver very well, the few mediocrely funny moments we’re all shown in the trailer, which the movie industry has been plagued with for a long time but with a comedy movie that has a hard time making the viewer laugh to begin with really needs those moments to shine in the actual movie.

It has some slight surprises, in the end, some supporting actors we’re decent perhaps even a highlight, that accompanied with Dave Bautista’s diversifying acting talent made it watchable but typecasts like Kristen Schaal, and Greg Bryk are overdone and uninteresting just like most of the film.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


I spy with my little eye, a movie I’d certainly not watch again.