Dave Bautista uses the star cred that he earned from being Drax in the Marvel Movies to headline the new movie My Spy. Bautista stars as J.J., a once talented special ops soldier who has becomes a not so great CIA operative. As a spy, he quotes Notting Hill and sings Britney Spears songs. He also fails missions which leads to him partnering with Bobbi (Kristen Schaal) to do a surveillance mission on Kate (Parisa Fitz-Henley) and her precocious daughter, Sophie (Chloe Coleman).
There is a lot of fun energy in this movie especially between Bautista and Coleman. Audiences may flock to the theater thinking this is a kids’ movie since it stars a fourth grader. Just take note of the PG-13 rating. Bautista IS a spy and they show spy like things like guns, explosions, killings, knives and fisticuffs. Don’t be surprised when bad guys die on screen.
This movie is set to be released on April 17, 2020. It, like many other films, has been pushed back due to fears of COVID-19. I like that the studio is getting ahead of this. Sure, the movie is cute but it isn’t worth getting sick over. Relax at home and maybe catch up on some of the featured actors’ other work such as the Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Bautista, Big Little Lies from the young Coleman, Jessica Jones/Luke Cage from Fitz-Henley and the always entertaining Bob’s Burgers and Flight of the Conchords from Schaal. If you burn through those, catch up on director Peter Segal’s body of work including 50 First Dates, Tommy Boy and Get Smart.
Take care over this time in our shared history. When the time is right, go see My Spy with its Kindergarten Cop vibe (“It’s not a tumor.”), you’ll be entertained!