'Spy' Review by Daghan Dalgic

'Spy' directed by Paul Feig stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law in a spy story that you have seen thousands of times. Even if you have never seen a spy movie, you would still be able to tell that the plot has been used many times. 

The names of every field spy of CIA has been revealed by a nuclear arms dealer. So the CIA chooses to send an unlikely person to save the day. The plot has been used many times, but let's discuss what is the most important, the comedy.

'Spy' is filled with jokes that you would expect from a Melissa McCarthy movie. Farts, penises and lots of swearing. If you are into that sort of comedy, then you have found one great way to spend a Saturday evening. There are one or two golden moments in the film but other than that, it's the same jokes over and over again. 

If those jokes weren't enough, there are also so many  unnecessary plot twists. How many plot twists? Enough to make M. Night Shyamalan to buy this movie's Blu-ray. They are only there to add humour but only portray bad storytelling. 

Melissa McCarthy plays the main character, who gains confidence throughout the movie and don't worry, she isn't 'Tammy' in this movie. She fits very well in this role. I have to praise her. This isn't sarcastic. She is very badass and funny whilst having you root for her. Hollywood is finally learning how to use Melissa McCarthy. After 'Heat', she has been on a downhill but she is back up there again. 

Jude Law isn't in the movie much but, he definitely has his scene stealing moments. However, Jason Statham is completely wasted in this movie. The poster might make you think that he is a main character but he isn't. He just pops up randomly throughout. He has a few back and forwards with Melissa McCarthy and then he leaves. His presence did not add anything to the story. 

One big issue that I had with the movie was how unprofessional the CIA spies were in the movie. I know that this is a comedy movie and it's funny of course, but it sometimes takes you out of the experience. When there are rats and stupid agents everywhere when a nuclear bomb is in danger, the whole scenario reminds you that this is a movie and makes the experience less enjoyable. 

I was also pleasantly surprised with how well the action was. There weren't any shaky cameras. The one-on-one fight scenes were very fun to watch and the car chases were well made for a movie like this. However, the special effects in some places were so hard to look at. Not to mention the obvious stunt doubles in some sequences.

Overall, this is just this year's dumb 80s-esque action comedy. It's pretty sad for me to see a very large budget ($65 million) to be given to a movie like this, when there are so many incredible indie scripts waiting to be funded. If you want to turn off your brain for 2 hours with lots of swearing and farts, this is the movie for you. If not, go watch 'Tomorrowland' again because it needs more box office. What did you think of 'Spy'? Have you seen it? What did you think of it? Tell us in the comments!

Score: 5.5/10