Agent Cody Banks (Special Edition)
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Cody's living every boy's dream life - he can drive like a stuntman, has an incredible arsenal of cool gadgets, and his agency mentor, Ronica Miles, is totally hot. But Cody's training is put to the test when he's sent to pose as a prep school student and befriend fellow teen Natalie Connors in order to gain access to her father, a scientist unknowingly developing a fleet of deadly nanobots for the evil organization ERIS. From runaway cars and high-speed snowboard chases to a spectacular final mountaintop showdown, Cody has to use everything he's learned to prove himself as an agent and stop ERIS... and maybe even get the girl.
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Cody Banks is your average everyday kid from Seattle, Washington who just happens to have been recruited by the CIA. His assignment is to get close to.....a girl. And from the trailors you can tell that Cody has a hard time talking to girls.
Think of this movie as a cross between James Bond & Spy Kids - it's kind of in the middle so pre-teens & teens will enjoy it. Frankie Muniz and Hilary Duff did an excellent job acting!
If your kids enjoy watching Lizzie McGuire and Malcolm in the Middle and Big Fat Liar then they and you won't be disappointed in this movie! I can't give the plot away or why Cody Banks needs to get close to "the girl" but you'll figure it out and if you see the movie you'll enjoy it. Go out and enjoy it together!
First of all, this isn't a Spy Kids rip-off. I would classify it more as a "James-Bond-for-the-preteen-crowd" movie. It's been written to be fun, yet somewhat suspenseful (again, if you are a preteen) but never takes itself too seriously. What makes this movie fun for adults is the supporting cast. Let's face it, Frankie Muniz and Hillary Duff basically play their Malcolm and Lizzie characters here. No attempt at stretching their roles. I'm sure that's what the parts were written for them to do. However, Angie Harmon as the "CIA Handler" plays her part well, and is downright a pleasure to look at. You have to wonder, though, how many takes it took of Frankie falling face first onto her cleavage for him to get it right. Ian McShane playes a great evil genus, an of course Arnold Voolos (of "The Mummy" fame) steals just about every scene he's in.
Things in this movie that were not so good: The music was too loud at times, taking your attention away from what was going on up on the screen, The special effects were average, and the plot was kind of silly at times. But what do you expect from a movie for the Disney/Nickelodeon crowd.
So, overall, this movie is enjoyable. It's not something I would watch again (although my kids would, even my 15 year old). I would recommend it as a good family film
Yes, widescreen is there at the end. There are several dual-layer or dual-side DVDs that offer both aspect ratios. I thought this MIGHT be the case. Nope. They just don't care about misleading customers just to gain a buck. And to add insult to injury, they didn't even ship the item until AFTER the estimated arrival date.
As part of his mission parameters, Cody transfers to a prestigious prep school and then faces the even more daunting task of getting an invite to the exclusive birthday bash of the most popular girl (Hilary Duff) in his new school. Never mind that Cody is abominably shy around girls. But a key scientist has vanished, a scientist who created a destructive form of nano-technology that, should it fall to the wrong hands, could spell serious suck for the world. Oh, and this missing scientist happens to be the popular girl's father. So can Cody Banks get over his bashfulness? Can he keep his cool around the school bullies? Can he get along with his stunning but no-nonsense new handler (Angie Harmon) and prove himself to the grouchy CIA director (Keith David, here having tons of fun)? And can he keep his nosy little brother from poking around with his private stuff (a lot of which comprises highly classified doodads and such)? The life of a teenaged suburban secret agent ain't all it's made out to be.
When I first saw AGENT CODY BANKS back in '03, I wasn't expecting much going in. But, it turns out, this is a charming and fun junior spy picture that hangs its hat on plot and character moments rather than on special effects alone.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just recieved my VHS copy and it came in great condition.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoy the movie, but why did they use the 4x3 1.33 version? This would have been a more enjoyable experience had they used a 16x9 format.Published 29 days ago by WheeBee
I grew up with this one (was only 10) & loved it then & still now. Hillary Duff makes it complete lol 💛Published 2 months ago by Joseph Green
make believe at it's best - good acting fair plot even if not real, but then again this is the moviesPublished 5 months ago by OJC