Finding a movie that everyone in the family will enjoy gets harder and harder as the kids gets older. That being said, I wasn’t sure what expect with Spies In Disguise. Yes, I knew that it had a pretty cool cast, Will Smith and Tom Holland but other than that, not much. Thankfully, we all really liked it.
In fact, Spies In Disguise surprised me with how good it really is! It is basically a cute and funny spy movie for kids except that in this case, one of the agents spends most of the movie as a pigeon. Unrealistic, yes…but it does make for some funny scenes.
There is a lot that kids can learn from the movie (and I guess us adults as well). It is a great reminder that being “weird” isn’t a bad thing, being smart is powerful, being a part of a team isn’t a hindrance, it is beneficial. There is also a big message about violence and how it isn’t always the right way to handle tough situations.
I think it could have done without of the butt scenes and potty talk (mostly about how birds go to the bathroom) and the bleeping out of a bad word but other than that, it was fairly tame in comparison to other animated films these days. All in all, the kids and I laughed a lot and I have got to say that it is one of my top 10 favorite animated movies.
Spies In Disguise is in theaters on December 25th and it is definitely worth watching with the family.
More about Spies In Disguise
Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett 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.