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and better. I realize we like to put a fresh ...
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2017
This movie has been done before, and better. I realize we like to put a fresh spin on things for younger audiences and I enjoy that, but the only thing new here are the actors, who in my opinion didn't have the charisma to pull this off. The only scene I thought was original in the entire movie was the "snake restaurant" which had promise, but it ended up being predictable. Without giving too much away, I was secretly hoping for a passed out face plant on the table, ending with the snake clamping on to his nose...that may have made me crack up. If you watch this, tell me that would not have made a better scene in a comedy.
Other than that, it was pretty cliche, so if this genre of ordinary people being caught up as spies is new, you may enjoy it more than I did. My recommendation would be to stop now and rent Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Man Who Knew Too Little, True Lies or the Man With One Red Shoe. Even Killers was much more engaging and entertaining so you can see my standards aren't exactly over the top.
To sum it up, my opinion of this is, it is a sitting around drinking with a group of friends movie. In other words, you don't mind if you miss a scene or two because someone starts talking. It wasn't a horrible movie, but it was not all that funny and less than moderately exciting.