SPY is Hilariously Funny and Hits All the Right Spots – Blu-Ray Review
Paul Feig is back, this time with a brand new spy thriller/comedy called, “Spy“, a hilarious film about an analyst turned spy. Trust me, it’s way more exciting than it sounds. This brand new film stars some of the biggest names in Hollywood, like Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, and many more. Spy debuted this past summer, opening the weekend with a pretty big sum, proving further that female led movies can and are successful. Excited yet?
I saw Spy back in theaters when it premiered because I couldn’t miss the latest Melissa McCarthy movie. Also because a spy comedy/thriller seemed like such a perfect film for the summer. I was afraid I’d be let down in another case of “all the best parts were in the trailer”, but I was happily mistaken. Spy turned out to be one of the funniest films I’ve seen this year to date. Thankfully, it’s now on Blu-ray and DVD, so we can relive all the hilarious moments over and over again. For example, this gif of one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie:
No context needed, right? Spy did what most comedy films of the year have failed to do and that is to incorporate an actual story within all the humor it pushes, in a good way, onto its audience. (See above.) It’s something small, but quite a bit of comedic films tend to forget that we want a story, not just a whole lot of dick jokes. (Which is totally acceptable. I agree there should be at least one in every comedy for good measure, no matter how overdone they may be.) But with that being said, if you are a huge fan of humor, especially the occasional dick joke, Spy honestly delivers. (Again, see above.) I haven’t laugh/cried like during a film in sometime, but Spy did just that to me, and many others in attendance.
I absolutely loved Spy! I’ll happily give this film a 4.5/5 stars. Now go forth and laugh!
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. (C) Fox
- Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
- Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: R (Restricted)
- Studio: TW
- DVD Release Date: September 29, 2015
- Run Time: 120 minutes