Thought I’d do a quick Friday post reviewing the most recent flick we viewed at home as a family, The Spy Next Door. I loved Jackie Chan in Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon so was interested to see his work in this family fun movie. Add George Lopez into the mix and I knew it would be a winner.
In the movie Jackie Chan plays Bob Ho, a Chinese Intelligence agent on his last mission. In the midst of the mission, Ho befriends his single mother neighbor. The kids aren’t really fond of Ho so to win them over Bob volunteers to babysit. The operation hits a snag when one of the kids mistakenly download a top-secret formula, and a Russian terrorist takes aim at Bob’s prospective family.
The movie made a true effort to entertain kids and adults, which I thoroughly appreciate. This flick is worth the rental and makes for a good family movie night option. My 10-year-old step daughter, Marcus and I enjoyed the flick, but 4-year-old Mia wandered off after a few minutes in search of Barbie and Ken.