spies in disguise

★★★★

DIRECTOR: nick bruno and troy quane (debut)
STARRING the voices of: will smith, tom holland, rashida jones, and rachel brosnahan

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

When the trailer for Spies in Disguise dropped I wasn’t super sure what to think if I’m honest. It looked good but I felt like it was almost a ‘been there done that’ kinda film. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Spies in Disguise is one of the most inventive, hilarious, and just purely fun animated action adventure films in a long time.

Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can't learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.

 

Although Spies in Disguise is a globe trotting, action adventure the two main characters don’t get lost in all the explosions. Two complete opposites, spy Lance Sterling and inventor Walter are thrown together by mere chance and have to help each other to save the world. Along the way action is packed in with gloriously detailed animation, great sidekicks, and some great moral lessons (that aren’t rammed down the throat) about it being ok to be your kind of weird. 

 

Spies in Disguise is an action packed, laugh out loud wonderfully animated film that will entertain adults and kids alike from beginning to end. 

★★★★

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