Cast- Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan and Karen Gillan.
Director- Troy Quane and Nick Bruno.
We have seen lots of spy films, most of them were thrilling, some were engaging, some had comedy touch and big turnaround moments in the Climax. But how many spy films have we seen in Animation that had comedy, engagement, thrill and enough dose of entertainment? Here comes, Spies in Disguise (2019) an American computer-animated spy comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Loosely based on Lucas Martell’s 2009 animated short ‘Pigeon Impossible‘. Being disguise from it’s title the film has disgusting theme but you have everything to enjoy because the crafting of the subject is done very smartly.
Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. These 2 battle out a smart villain with thier tricks and their unity is the main course behind the success.
As we know it is an Animated flick the acting scenerio cannot be reviewed but the voice cast is amazing. Will Smith, Tom Holland are brilliant alongside Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka in supporting roles. Writing and the screenplay is highly engaging and believe it or not you don’t even realise when those 100 minutes are gone. It is a pacy ride with visual extravanza and enough content. Dialogues are quite decent though, some of them are funny. Watching this film in 3D wasn’t much impressive even though VFX are splendid as mentioned before.
Cinespeaks Verdict- Spies in Disguise has a good story crafted with pacy screenplay and spectacular visuals. Director Troy Quane and Nick Bruno had an ordinary writing to showcase on screen but somehow they make it up as extraordinary stuff. They surely deserve a few words of appreciation for the execution, overall crafting and thier directorial skills. The attempt is praiseworthy, no doubts, but honestly the film and the content looked unnecessary. Anyways, it doesn’t disappoint in that way if you are just looking for some entertainment in this Christmas Holidays especially if you are not an adult audience. Kids are gonna enjoy this fun ride for sure and either Sterling or Walter is going to find a place in their fantasy world.
By :- Sameer Ahire