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What did you expect? James Bond?,
This review is from: I Spy (DVD)
Let's face it. You buy these sorts of films because you do not have to think much while watching them. You pick them up in the DVD store and you throw them on and you sit down and let your brain relax and hopefully have a few laughs at some stupidity that never takes itself too seriously. Does I Spy deliver on that? Yes, but obviously nothing more than that. I Spy is just another Murphy vehicle like SHOWTIME. It's a no-brainer, with a little bit of action and a few laughs that are hit or miss. Owen Wilson is always fun to watch and there is more than just a dash of his comic character that we saw in Shanghai Noon / Knights. However it is NO Shanghai by a long shot because it is just not as funny and Chan can do the action a way better.
This is just standard popcorn cannon-fodder that was probably filmed and put together in less than a month. Its pure garbage, but it never tries to be anything more than that. If you want to see Murphy cussin' then go watch one of his many adult films again. If you want to see Murphy do some 12 rated stuff then you will find that here. For those looking for Murphy playing to kids then go elsewhere because there is some mild language here with some sexual references but nothing serious.
So if you want to see a "no-brainer put your feet up and have a laugh at actors knowing they are in something that is just stupid as hell" then watch I Spy. It delivers in that department all right.