DVD Review: JUNIOR HIGH SPY

REVIEWED BY: CINEMA LATTE

GRADE: 2 out of 5 reels

UPC: 815300011300

RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2013

DISC INFORMATION: 1 disc, widescreen, color

RUNNING TIME:  87 minutes

SPECIAL FEAUTURES:  Theatrical trailer

RATED: PG

GENRE:  Family/Adventure

STARRING:  Christopher Fazio, Mikayla Ottonello, Matthews Downs, and Harry Edison

When FBI agent, Lazio is taken by bad guys while on a father-son outing, Ricky decides to enlist the help of his high-tech friend and his new girlfriend to help him rescue his dad. Being trained by his father in the ways of spies, Ricky has a strong skillset to pull from. When it appears that Kylie’s aunt may be in trouble from the same group of men, it’s up to the kids to save the day. But what match will the kids be against a professional spy ring?

Brought to us by the same folks that brought us “Ghost Trap”, only with a small amount of improvement. Same writer, director, editor and even child stars only two years later. The dialogue is still bad, the editing is still sloppy and the direction is still lost and unclear. The only difference is that the story is more interesting this time around.

The kids are able to hack into government databases and out-wit highly trained spies. None of the adults, whether FBI or bad guys, seem to notice the kids lurking around or attaching very visible tracking devices to the henchmen. This makes it even easier for the kids to access highly classified areas unseen.

Although this movie is not good and is riddled with bad elements, it is at least entertaining. This movie may keep the interest of preteens more easily, but it’s definitely not “Cody Banks”.

That’s my review and I’m sticking with it.

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