Reminiscent of Kindergarten Cop
, with a dash of Spy Kids
, The Spy Next Door
blends together an entertaining mixture of family fun and martial-arts comedy stylings to form a familiar story that once again reminds us that even hardened action heroes have a soft side. Jackie Chan stars as Bob Ho, an international spy on loan to the CIA who gives up his job in hopes of leading a so-called normal life with his next-door-neighbor girlfriend and her rambunctious brood. There’s nothing in Spy
that the audience hasn’t seen before from similarly themed incarnations (think The Pacifier
), but, fans will appreciate director Brian Levant’s homage...