Customer Review

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice to see them together again, but ..., August 6, 2010
This review is from: I Spy Returns (DVD)
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.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Dec 11, 2014 1:01:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2014 1:02:44 PM PST
R. Davis says:
"The movie ends with Scott being asked (about the job): 'Do you miss it?'
His response: 'No -- just him.'"
I'd bet that was as much The Cos talking about Culp as it was their characters. It'd be neat if that line was a Cos ad lib for Culp. I doubt you can have that kind of obviously vital chemistry with someone unless you're really close, for I doubt mere acting could cover that much or that kind of rapport. Hard to believe dear Culp's been gone so long (1930-2010), or that The Cos was/is so much younger (1937-- ). There's a special kind of strong brotherly comradeship today's vile, infantile, bigoted, brutal pseudo-sexualization of everything can't comprehend.

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 1:11:04 PM PST
R. Davis says:
"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."
I couldn't possibly agree MORE!!!
I just wish they could have had the reunion without the kids who only got in the way and distracted from their dads.
I don't know if I could think of ANY who could match their brilliant 1960s banter; it was so perfect I'd guess it'd almost have to have been ad libbed (unbelievably incredibly fantastic), though knowing virtually nothing about acting I certainly can't say for sure. Just brilliant guys.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.2 out of 5 stars (16 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (9)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:
 (5)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Used & New from: $5.17
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Santa Clara, CA USA

Top Reviewer Ranking: 24,455