Spies in Disguise
I really enjoyed the casting choices made for this particular film. The dynamic between Will Smith’s character and Tom Holland’s character is perfect. Then you have the familiar voices of Karen Gillian and DJ Khaled, who's characters create funny moments throughout the film. The two main characters each have a strong character arc and the story line allows them to grow throughout the movie. The character that everyone can connect to and loves is Tom Holland’s Walter Beckett. Walter is the perfect role model for kids, being someone who represents the good side of things and always wants to do the right thing. The character is dedicated to his work and driven to get the agency to turn to better alternatives over violence. He’s a well rounded character who plays well off of Agent Sterling. I think this character will resonate well with kids who can connect to ever feeling like an outsider or being different.
The film is riddled with jokes and humorous scenes for all age groups to enjoy. For a kid’s film has a lot of elementary humour that kids would love. It also contains extremely subtle jokes for older audience members. These jokes fit seamlessly into the film and go right over kids' heads, making it truly the ideal film. The music was surprisingly really well done for example the intro to the scene in Mexico had us dancing to ‘Con Calma’ by Daddy Yankee. The music always fit or enhanced the scene and for that reason it really stood out to me as something they did really well. For a movie we assumed would be predictable being made for specifically kids, it exceeded expectations and genuinely surprised me.