Episode 56: I Spy Vault 101

NEWS

KEEPIN IT REEL

SPY, 20th Century Fox

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

THE GOOD

The acting was awesome. Lots of these characters, Jason Statham, for example, are usually typecasted often. Here, they seem to play exaggerated or completely different characters than usual. Very refreshing for this cast. Nancy and Aldo were fantastic supporting characters. Susan Cooper was a character that all audiences could connect with. We were also treated to some great and enjoyable cameo roles. Lastly, there's a respect here for the spy movie genre, much like Kingsman handled their movie.

THE BAD

50 Cent's cameo felt a bit random. At times the movie gets overly vulgar, specifically with Melissa McCarthy’s improvised lines. The supporting characterNancyfelt a little off at times, not fully gelling with McCarthy's Cooper and handling her interaction with 50 Cent a bit poorly. Modern music felt injected into the movie, where there was some original scoring at times. We really wish they would have just scored the entire thing and not date the film. Random moments, like the CIA's bat and rat problem, detract from the movie.

FINAL RATING

5 out of 5 Pews

5 out of 5 Pews

Read SoldatRenard's full, in-depth review here!

PLUGS

  • Pick up Zombie Dice if you're looking for a new tabletop game. If you want to try it out first for free, you can download the app and play solo. - Eddie T
  • Have you read our Witcher 3 review yet!? WE GAVE AWAY A FREE COPY! - SoldatRenard
  • Another tabletop game suggestion: Coup (The Resistance Universe). It's like a faster version of Cheat. Solid drinking game. If you're on iOS, you can also play it for free on the newly released app! - Krownz

LET'S PLAY FOR NEXT WEEK

  • KEEPIN' IT REEL: JURASSIC WORLD - Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
  • THE STACK: NEGATIVE SPACE #1 from Dark Horse Comics - When one man’s writer’s block gets in the way of his suicide note, he goes for a walk to clear his head and soon uncovers a century-old conspiracy dedicated to creating and mining the worst lows of human desperation. For fans of Locke & Key and Green Wake.
  • POSSIBLE WARP ZONE: SPLATOON for Wii U - Splatter enemies and claim your turf as ink-spraying, squid-like Inklings in Nintendo's ultimate mess-fest! Challenge players online* in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win.