Learning on the fly how to be a spy is a big-time challenge, especially since the whole invisibility thing really complicates matters. I don't think they even tried. But how exactly does one find an object that's invisible to begin with? Special features include: Bruce and Lloyd's confessionals; Cue the anti-follicular device; Bruce and Lloyd tech. The movie is based around Bruce and Lloyd funnily enough since they are in the title who are the two tech guys from Get Smart who came up with all the spy tools. I thought it seemed a bit extreme in this kind of movie. But in the end I am sorry I watched it, because it tarnished my image of Bruce and Lloyd and diminished my esteem for the actors. Unfortunately this simultaneously-produced little caper lacks the smart and snappy humor that made Bruce and Lloyd such memorable supporting players in Get Smart.
It's an episode of some kind. The idea of making this is not bad, it's just the execution of making it. When I did the review for Get Smart I didn't even discuss the two characters that play Bruce and Lloyd because thankfully they were hardly in it and I thought they were kind of boring and had no character arc to them and were just there for the sake of being there. This hare-brained 71 minute comedy with these two klutz-ups is sporadically funny, but never consistently hilarious. When you're used to spending your day inventing the most cutting edge spy equipment known to man, adapting the stealth and guile needed to become a true secret agent doesn't come naturally. Now their latest invention, the Optical Camouflage Device — a blanket that makes you invisible has gotten some attention.
In all, I do recommend this movie for people who want a good laugh. And I'm including the end credits in that. My extra credit goes to Jayma Mays that in some peculiar way manages to give her character some extra depth. This one is a stone cold dud to say the least. The most important part is the dvd is in good shape and so is the coverart. The cloak is a success and the two scientists celebrate by throwing a huge party and inviting all their friends. I ordered this movie for pretty cheap so I didn't expect it to be in the best of condition.
I've always thought he's done a great job on that show and now that I've seen him in something else I pray he sticks to his day job. The only high point in the film was a brief cameo by 99 herself Anne Hathaway which directly tied into a scene in the actual film, a clever little easter egg for fans. While Agent Maxwell Smart is off on his first assignment, Bruce Tate Torrence and Lloyd Masi Oka are working hard in the laboratory, designing their newest invention an active camouflage cloak, capable of hiding its wearer perfectly in his environment. Unless you're a movie studio looking to suck every last dollar out of your new Summer Blockbuster. Other Titles: Bruce and Lloyd. Mays shows some good comic talent with her total innocence and emphasized moods.
The performances are all there,but crucially it is lacking that bit of spit and polish to make it a decent film. Nate Torrence, who was so good in Studio 60 and Mr Sunshine is great as Bruce, and most of the big laughs come from him. There are some extremely funny parts and overall it isn't too bad but at just over 60 minutes was too short. This is the other way around. As characters and as actors these two guys were extremely likable in Steve Carrell's Get Smart movie 2008. Notes: Originally released as a motion picture.
Masi Oka is funny, cute, charming, etc. Truth be told they slapped this together to try to cash in. The movie is based around Bruce and Lloyd funnily enough since they are in the title who are the two tech guys from Get Smart who came up with all the spy tools. Now, Bruce and Lloyd must find the cloak on their own because the only non-compromised agents, Agent 99 and Agent 86 Max Smart , are in Russia. Is entertaining, funny and you don't feel that you have lost one hour of your life.
Learning on the fly how to be a spy is a big-time challenge, especially since the whole invisibility thing really complicates matters. Though there was something in this movie that bothered me. Overall it's a lame movie that really should have been better, a lot better. Expect plenty of pratfalls, explosions, and gadgets in this release that was produced to hit video stores just days after the parent film screened in theaters. I really don't know why Himey didn't have a starring role in this movie. Don't expect that a movie cook the meal for you, or change your life, or take your child to the school. Parents should watch it first and determine for themselves if it is appropriate for their little ones.
Unless you're a movie studio looking to suck every last dollar out of your new Summer Blockbuster. When you're used to spending your day inventing the most cutting edge spy equipment known to man, adapting the stealth and guile needed to become a true secret agent doesn't come naturally. Patrick Warburton and Larry Miller co-star in a feature-length comedy that includes surprise cameos from the stars of the 2008 film Get Smart. Her and Oka have a little chemistry, far more than Oka and Torrence certainly. The dialogue is just blah. The movie is really predictable.