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Nice to see them together again, but ...,
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.
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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.
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