The Spy Next Door Review
Jackie Chan in another comedy, when will i see him return to form? We'll in any case at the current time we have The Spy Next Door, a family action/comedy very blatantly aimed at the kids. Directed by Brian Levant (Are We There Yet?) I knew what to expect from this one but i still went in open minded.
Jackie Chan (Kung Fu Panda) plays Bob Ho a spy who's quitting the business after one last mission in hopes of setting up a marriage with his girlfriend and neighbor Gillian; played by Amber Valletta (Gamer). He offers the babysit Gillian's three kids while she goes away for a couple days and unfortunately a loose end from his last mission catches up with him.
The plot isn't really here at all but being a film aimed at kids what can you ask for. But there is that enjoyable family aspect to it, the family issues that are all predictable and put in for subtle messages to the young ones are annoying yet someone relaxing.
The Spy Next Door opens with a cool opening scene but drop after them credits finish rolling and i can't remember even hearing anything of a soundtrack. The acting is all over the show yet i found myself enjoying this for what it's trying to be and if shown to the right person at the right age this could be a lot of fun.