Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Reviews

codybanks2.jpgHello, can anyone say “Spy Kids 4”. I (and many film pundits) said basically the same thing when the first Agent Cody Banks film came out. Now Agent Cody Banks 2 is here and so far everything… and I mean EVERYTHING I’ve read so far has been quite negative about this film. Don’t get me wrong, no one is saying this is the worst movie of all time or anything, but there seems to be a universal agreement amongst movie reviewers: “This is a poor movie”. And really this shouldn’t surprise any of us. The first big clue to me was the fact that it has Anthony Anderson in it. I don’t want to sound too critical, but how this man keeps getting roles in movies is totally beyond me. He can’t act, and he’s not funny. He’s just annoying. Perhaps that says more about the directors he’s worked with than it does about his talent (or lack thereof), or maybe he just really is that bad. Here are a few things some critics are saying:

“This uninspired, maladroit entry should insure that ‘Cody’ won’t be bankable for long, and that his days as a cinematic ‘Agent’ are numbered.”
— Frank Swietek, ONE GUY’S OPINION

“Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London unleashes itself upon us like an unchained Cerberus, lasciviously devouring all basic notions of intelligence and sophistication in its destructive, rampaging wake.”
— Keith Uhlich, SLANT MAGAZINE

“I called Cody Banks 2 “horrible,” and I used the word deliberately. Another good one would be “shoddy”; I doubt if there’s ever been a worse-made movie sporting the MGM logo.”