Don't be fooled by the posters of this newest Spy movie.
The main character is neither Jason Statham nor Jude Law.
Nope, it's not even Rose Byrne.
Look again. Yeap, it's Melissa McCarthy. And you thought looking at the pictures, the guys were the main characters. They probably made it into the posters because of their star quality to give the movie promotion an extra boost and because they are better eye candies than Melissa herself.
So don't watch the movie because you're a fan of Jason Statham or Jude Law. Rather watch it if you're a big fan of Melissa McCarthy who has carved a name for herself in numerous comedies. Melissa is an analyst who volunteered to be in the field when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised. So she went undercover to infiltrate a world of terrorists to prevent a global crisis.
Her journey is a funny one yet filled with action. It was actually quite a good movie. It was not very serious but stop short at being slapstick. It just lacked romance. Her co star in Bridesmaid, Rose Byrne made a good counterpart in the movie. I guess their chemistry worked in Bridesmaid so they worked again in 'Spy'.
Overall enjoyable but there were quite many explicit words which I'm surprised were not censored in Malaysian theaters. There were some really hilarious moments which left the audience in stitches =')
My rating: 3 and a half stars