Movie and Film Reviews (MFR) Action,Comedy The Spy Next Door (2010)

The Spy Next Door (2010)

Brian Levant (director) brings forth Jackie Chan (Bob Ho), as our spy next door.  Posing as an importer of Pens, Bob finds himself yearning to settle down after a life as a spy with the CIA.

Bob Ho (Chan), a middle aged oriental man lives next door to his girlfriend Gillian (Amber Valleta) and her 3 children, Farren (Madeline Carroll), Ian (Will Shadley) and Nora (Alina Foley).  At present Bob’s work identity is unknown to Gillian, except he is in the importing business.  Bob makes a life changing decision to leave the CIA to lead a normal life, and ask Gillian to marry him.  Yet one obstacle he needs to overcome are the kids.  The children have absolutely no likes whatsoever for Bob and do anything to keep their mother and Bob apart.  Fate plays a part, when Gillian’s father falls ill.  Gillian flies to Denver to be with him, and after much debate, she reluctantly leaves Bob to care for her children.  And the fun begins.

As the children wait for Bob to gather his things, they have a snoop around his house.   When young Ian (Shadley) discovers an encrypted file on Bob’s computer.  Ian decides to open the file, unknowingly sets off an alarm with the russian enemies that Bob and his partner Colt (Billy Ray Cyrus) and Glaze (George Lopez) have been helping to locate and send to prison.  And so Bob Ho’s retirement plan may have to wait just a little while longer.  Because Bob and the children are off on an adventure which is sure to bring them just maybe, a little closer into liking each other.

We all know that when Jackie Chan stars in a movie, he never fails us.   The man has some mean ass moves even at his age now.  Who doesn’t like a story line like this.  Kids love it!  Action and Comedy have always been like two peas in a pod, they go hand in hand.

I found this movie very entertaining.  The whole way through.  I did not find anything that would distract my attention from watching it.  Kick ass CIA agent up against harnessing the anger and loathing of 3 young children or taking on russian enemy.  Which would be harder to conquer?  I am going to give this movie a 4 star rating.

Until next time, see you at the movies!

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