Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.
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). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family. Written by
Even before the credits from the beginning, The Spy Next Door had already made a very big mistake: showing us some of the best scenes in Jackie Chan's career, something which reminds us of this actor's tremendous courage...and makes us suspect we are never going to see it in this movie.But well...Chan (as an actor) has a reputation for never bowing down or surrendering himself, something which is clear with his participation in The Spy Next Door, a new addition to the list of horrible North American films he has been involved in.
The sporadic action sequences and Chan's stunts are not enough for compensating the pathetic "funny" scenes and the vomiting screenplay.I spent every second from The Spy Next Door wishing to go back to my home in order to watch my DVDs of the Police Story trilogy, Armour of God or Drunken Master 2 again, with the intention of cleaning the bad taste and reviving my appreciation for Chan.
As for the performances, Chan and Amber Valleta (one of the few "models-actresses" with a genuine histrionic talent) are wasted on their roles, while George López and Billy Ray Cyrus make a fool of themselves with their pathetic work.In summary, I suggest you not to waste your time and money with this genuine atrocity called The Spy Next Door.If you wanna see a good family action film, I recommend you Spy Kids; and if you wanna see a good family comedy, I recommend you School of Rock.
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