IMDb user jacktorrance attended an audience preview screening of “Spy” a few weeks ago and shared his thoughts about the comedy on the message board.
This movie is hilarious. Melissa’s best film, but it’s Jason Statham that steals every scene he’s in.
Naturally, we contacted him to see whether he would tell us more about Jason’s role in the film and he did. Spoilers ahead!
Jason plays an over the top zealous operative of the CIA who end up reluctantly partnering with and helping Melissa’s character (sometimes screwing up her plans). It’s a supporting roll but he’s in quite a few scenes, and he’s hilarious. I’ve always enjoyed his action films, he takes that persona and flips it on its ear, and director Paul Fieg utilizes him perfectly. Who knew he could do comedy so well?
Of course we know that Jason is a natural when it comes to comedy (he’s just brilliant in “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch”), and we have absolutely no doubt that he will also shine in “Spy.” Let’s hope for the first promotional material to surface online soon.