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The Spy Next Door (2010)

The Spy Next Door (2010)

Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau.

...beau? I guess that's supposed to be boyfriend? Somebody should edit that description!

The Jackie Chan Hollywood movies really don't match up to the Hong Kong ones but... they're not half bad either. It's not just because he's older now, or that in difference from Rush Hour or The Tuxedo this is a family comedy, or because of his accent. It's a cultural thing, I think. But moving past that always so distinctive difference between his two movie types: it wasn't bad! It's like The Pacifier with Vin Diesel, or... that other similar movie I forget. Jackie Chan + Kids? Perfect combo. He's great with kids (you can see that in the credits if you don't in the movie), and the movie's a good dose of harmless (well, harm made as harmless as possible) fun.

With all the household items being used to beat the bad guys it almost feels a bit like Home Alone now that there's a family involved, and when most of it takes place in a rich neighborhood like it does here. That's a working combo, too!

One appreciated reference I didn't notice last time: Stockholm GBD! :D

It's not Jackie Chan's best movie as far as stunts and martial arts go, but the villains don't disappoint, the plot has twists, and Jackie's still in great shape. All good fun for the full family!

 rated 3/5: not bad


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  1. S3C
    Sunday Feb/4/2018

    Jackie Chan + white American kid actors is a recipe for cinematic disaster.

  2. Cyber
    Sunday Feb/4/2018

    You didn't like this one? XD Not one of his best admittedly, but it wasn't THAT bad...

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