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Nice to see them together again, but ...
on August 6, 2010
It was great to see Kelly and Scotty back together again after all these years. However, there was a vital difference in the way things were handled for this reunion movie compared to the original series: the movie was played for laughs while the original was played straight. Yes, they had lots of enjoyable banter as partners in the TV series, with plenty of joking around. But (unlike "Get Smart", their competition at the time), "I Spy" took the espionage missions seriously. Here the basic scenario is comic, with the retired agents bumbling about in an unofficial attempt to watch over their kids as they follow in their dads' footsteps.
The movie ends with Scott being asked (about the job): "Do you miss it?"
His response: "No -- just him."
As a bit of nostalgia this flick is wonderful. As a movie, it's nothing special, which was disappointing; the original series really *was* something special.