Spies in Disguise, marketed as an animated comedy, satirizes spy movies. Will Smith is the voice of arrogant and narcissistic super spy, Lance Sterling, the Agency’s top operative. Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) invents cool spy stuff for the Agency (think Q from the Bond movies) but many times Walter’s gadgets and chemicals don’t exactly work right.
Lance Sterling gets framed by super villain Killian (Ben Mendelsohn) who sports a robotic arm and a plot to destroy the Agency with battle drones. Head of the Agency, Joyless (Reba McEntire), finds her top agent on the run. Internal Affairs agent, Wendy (Rashida Jones), and her amusing minions–Eyes (Karen Gillian) and Ears (DJ Khaled)–chase Lance Sterling to a resort in Mexico…with icky results!
Sure, Spies in Disguise is a silly movie, but if you’re in the mood for fun, weirdness, and action, this movie delivers! GRADE: B