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A Secret Mission to your Funny Bone,
This review is from: Spies Like Us [DVD]  (DVD)
Written in 1981 by the ever funny Dave Thomas with John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd in mind Spies Like Us was put on the backburner after Belushi's sudden death. In 84 Dan Aykroyd dusted off Thomas's script and re-worked it a little with Chevy Chase in mind. Spies Like Us generated allot of enthusiasm before it's release, it was billed as an action comedy allot like Ghostbusters. But it failed to deliver upon it's release. The thing with Spies like us is that it's to clever a comedy. Allot of the jokes go over your head because there aimed at the military and government, if you don't understand the technical aspects the jokes seem flat. Ghostbusters used allot of technical words but they were fictitious and added to the humor of the movie. With Spies the use of real words for data and information made it flat and didn't give it a goofy side.
Both Chevy and Dan are really in character and perform to the best of there ability. The movie is full of cameo's, so if your a film buff you'd probably enjoy seeing famous directors and actors pop in and out. The first half of the movie is genuinely hilarious, but half was through the story gets to complicated and the jokes don't come as sharply as they had the first half. But all said Spies like us is a classic in my opinion and a movie you'd enjoy again and again. 4/5