Movies Open Forum: SPY written by Robert Reineke June 4, 2015 I know this open forum may surprise some people, but we’ve covered KINGSMAN. We’re going to cover SPECTRE and likely THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Other than the fact that nobody thinks of Melissa McCarthy as an action heroine, SPY seems to be in our wheelhouse. And, from what I can gather, the fact that nobody seems to give Melissa McCarthy the same consideration as men in SPY seems to be one of the major points of the film. Maybe it’s worth digging a little deeper. Especially since SPY is currently sporting, as I type this, a very impressive 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. One of the things that is emerging this year, is a consideration of women in major roles in film. Sometimes with not so good results, like JUPITER ASCENDING. But, we’ve had Alicia Vikander as a femme fatale robot in EX MACHINA, the debate around the role of Black Widow in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and her lack of merchandise, and MAD MAX: FURY ROAD launching a thousand think pieces on its female centered story. Upcoming we have Jennifer Lawrence’s victory lap as she closes out THE HUNGER GAMES and we’ll discover just who Daisy Ridley is in STAR WARS. Why shouldn’t Melissa McCarthy, who really is one of the few female stars in Hollywood who gets to consistently lead wide opening comedies, join the conversation? Plus we have Jason Statham reportedly sending up his own image. That’s certainly an interesting career choice after being a featured player in the blockbuster success of FURIOUS 7. So perhaps this seemingly silly comedy has a lot more going on under the hood than first glance suggests. SPY seems destined to launch a thousand think pieces on its own. I’m certainly interested in reading some of them. And, I’m also in reading our readers thoughts. Please feel free to share them below. Open Forum: SPY was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Spy 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post Confirmed: James Wan Will Direct AQUAMAN! next post Spielberg And Hanks Build The BRIDGE OF SPIES In New Trailer You may also like Open Forum: GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL July 14, 2016 CinemaCon 2013: Warner Bros. Presentation April 17, 2013 China and Valiant Get Into the Superhero... March 10, 2015 Watch Two Clips From BRIDGE OF SPIES September 25, 2015 Film Review: BRIDGE OF SPIES Powered By... October 16, 2015 Second GODZILLA Trailer Asserts Nature’s Dominance February 26, 2014 Michael Keaton is BIRDMAN June 12, 2014 Bruce Willis Out, Harrison Ford In For... August 6, 2013 It’s a Lovely Day for a new... December 10, 2014 Harrison Ford’s Indy Interest Remains As Sharp... August 6, 2013 stock Let me just say, I look forward to discussing the other movies you mentioned. Also, I was surprised to find my DVR informing me that Hannibal is back on TV, and I hope we get a chance to comment on that. I don’t mind MM. And my wife loves her. But it looks to be your basic physical comedy playing off the spy genre. Robert Reineke Just for the record, there will be something on the new season of Hannibal up. It just might take a few days. But, I do intend to cover the most visually stylish show on television. stock Right. Watched it today. Not scary, but something hits you subconsciously with this show. I expect Mads will be creeping around the cranium tonight.