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In creating high-tech spy equipment for stars Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson to use in their escapades, director Betty Thomas always made certain that they served a dual function, that they were fun, and also commented to the characters' personalities. Thomas said: "We have some cool gadgets in the film, and some not." Early in the movie, Wilson's Special Agent Alex Scott character is always being handed useless equipment, with all the really inventive gadgets going to the '007'-type agent named Carlos ('Gary Cole'). Producer Jenno Topping said: "When Owen is given a spy camera, it's a large, clunky piece, while Carlos gets the really cool, slick, tiny camera that can be easily hidden. It commented on the fact that Owen felt insecure about the assignments he was handed, while Carlos got to cherry pick the more glamorous, high-profile gigs." See more »
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I was expecting something really lame when I slipped this DVD in. However it turned out to be quite okay. Eddie Murphy is in really good shape and Owen Wilson delivers.
It is well made from a comedy point of view, but surprisingly also fairly well made in the action aspect (for a comedy that is). It has good pace and doesn't leave you bored for long. I actually found some really big laughs in this, especially from Wilson.
I'm not a big fan of director Betty Thomas, I thought "28 Days" was really flat. I thought she was a weird pick for this one - however, she surprises me with both comedy and action skills that I've never seen before (but in truth I haven't seen much of her rather extensive work for TV). I tip my hat of to the lady who brings this plane in for a sufficiently smooth landing.
If you like action comedies and don't expect anything more then to pass an hour and a half, you should be quite fine with this one.
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