Spy movies playing on the James Bond trope have been boring for years. Even comedies like Archer, which satirizes the genre, are pretty played out at this point. That’s part of the reason why I had low expectations going into Spy, director Paul Feig’s summer spy spoof starring Melissa McCarthy.
Disney’s Tomorrowland is a feel-good film built around a simple, optimistic idea: If all the dreamers, artists, and geniuses truly pitched in, we humans could work our way out of this current mess of climate change, constant war, and global inequality.
Directors love putting Tom Hardy in a mask. There is something too soft, too boyish, too vulnerable about the actor’s face to have it fully exposed when he’s supposed to be impressing audiences as a relentlessly tough character.