Absolutely everyone should watch this. (by doverdeus)
Okay not absolutely everyone but at least I got your attention.Agent Cody Banks is a great movie and I recommend it highly to teenagers and adults alike who want some megaaction entertainment for two hours.Frankie Muniz is my favorite actor and he has as always performed well in this movie. The dialogue in the movie as with the story is funny although I admit the plot isn't realistic at all, hey it's for enjoyment so don't be too hard on the movie! My favorite part was where Cody first meets Natalie : how he's nervous really demonstrates how a real teenager would feel <more>
like.About the special ed jokes I agree it was somewhat stupid but it was funny the first time. There was no need for it to be repeated twice.The fight scenes were the best, Cody has some REAL martial arts skills which really makes the movie even better altogether.Have fun and watch Agent Cody Banks!!
I would say that Frankie Muniz dose an excellent job to capture the adolescents of his character with out being too forward. He expresses what most young men feel at this age by being a complete dork around girls. He also gets the James Bond for teenagers especially the action part down pat. He gets the girl in this movie but in an unlikely way. His character is a complete dork around girls yet he still gets the girl because she likes him for who he is. The girl, Hillary Duff also does a wonderful job as the popular but nice girlfriend-to-be. She also was a good damsel in distress. The <more>
casting was good in a way that charters made you laugh and of course made you want the good guy to win. Over all very cute, a perfect movie for teens.
This movie is quite funny despite some periodic crude humor.Although it is somewhat unbelievable.Overall it's good.The basic premise involves a teenage secret agent played excellently.by "Malcom in the Middle"'s Frankie Muniz.His romantic interest is played by Hilary Duff.The sheer energy of the two stars carry this movie.Angie Harmon does an excellent job also.It will probably be more appreciated by kids.But it will find fans in other age groups also.
Neat and Fun (by jason06-1)
Agent Cody Banks deserves much more attention than it getsPlot: Cody Banks Frankie Muniz learns he is a secret agent and he is brought in for training by Ronica Miles Angie Harmon who ends up his sidekick. He meets the CIA Director Keith David and prepares on his first mission while his parents, Mrs. Banks Cynthia Stevenson and Mr. Banks Daniel Roebuck along with his younger brother Alex Banks Connor Widdows have no idea what is going on. His mission is to get close to Natalie Connors Hilary Duff in hopes that she will invite him to her birthday party so he can use the <more>
opportunity to spy on her dad, Dr. Connors Martin Donovan because he is under suspicion for working for ERIS an illegal corporation. Complications arise when Natalie is kidnapped and Cody must rescue her.The Good News: Right away the film starts with a big action sequence and it's a very impressive one at that. There is so much to like here it's a wonder that this series has never gotten as much attention as the Spy Kids series even if the second film is lousy. Director Herald Zwart brings a lot of flair to this film as the film is shot beautifully and never looks cheap or boring. The script by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski is never boring and never loses your interest when nothing is happening. The acting is great, long time friends Frankie Muniz and Hilary Duff star and Hilary Duff shows the talent that would carry her through the next few years and Frankie Muniz is no slacker in the role of Cody Banks and it's no surprise that he would go on to be a star even if he never got as much fame as Hilary. The best supporting roles go to Keith David as the CIA Director and it's not a wonder that he returned for the sequel and the other one goes to Angie Harmon as Ronica Miles. She is energetic on screen and you fell her presence throughout the film. The plot, while nothing new proves you don't have to always have a fresh plot to make the film enjoyable. The film's tag line is one of the best and it sets the tone for the film, the running time is 102 minutes, but it seems a lot shorter than that and has a high re watch-ability factor. The action scenes are outstanding and the two that come off as the best are the diner scene and the ending. There are more such as when Cody is at Natalie's birthday party and he's spying on Dr. Connors and the beginning, it's really hard to pick a favorite one, but the diner scene and the ending come off as the best. I also recorded a few good laughs here and there between the action breaks. One of the biggest laughs is Ronica's first appearance, I don't want to ruin it for you as it is the biggest laugh our of the entire film. I'm also not a big fan of the boyfriend and girlfriend situation, but here is works well and flows well with the plot. The Bad News: I couldn't find anything wrong except a few logical errors which every film hasConclusion: If you like action or adventure movies then this film is definitely for you and if you haven't seen it already grab yourself a DVD copy today! RecommededRated: PG for action violence, mild language and some sensual content
If you like James Bond you will like this movie. This movie is as I said like James Bond but as a teenager. This movie has the right dose of action and humor. It has good actors and if you noticed, the bad guys henchmen is placed by "The Mummy aka Imotep" from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. I think it is a good family James Bond movie. This movie was very good.
Better then I expected (by DfromKJD_DTH)
I went into this movie expecting good from this movie but I got better then I expected. Alot better. This movie is just filled with cool stuff. It really isn't a "kiddie movie" and I bet if it were PG - 13 many teenagers wouldn't think that way. Me being a teenager myself went to see this movie mainly because I like spy movies and well, heh, there's Hilary Duff in it. This movie should've been PG - 13 because : Attract bigger audience, they show a guy get eaten away from the inside, Cody's special X-ray glasses where you see about two girls backsides lol , the <more>
action is pretty intense and loud for smaller kids, the girls in the movie are pretty mean with the "are you in special ed?" jokes PG material but ya know, young kids can pick up on that , wreckless driving for Christ sake, please if you see Hilary Duff driving, move about 100 miles from where you saw it, oh and the same with Frankie, little kids when they get older might pick up on this bad driving skills , fighting pretty intense at times, especially when you get kicked in the head , and the bad guy is really ugly, might give kids nightmares, he seriously was scarier then ZAO in Die Another Day I think that was his name, but the guy with the diamonds in his face . I really enjoyed this movie. I laughed at this movie alot more then I thought I was going to comedy scale : 7 , I really was impressed by the action in this movie as well action scale : 8 1/2 , the fighting was cool, too fighting scale : 6 and the chicks were almost the best part chicks scale : 10!!! ! Overall I think this movie gets an 9. The chicks really do add to the movie and so does the action. I say SEE THIS MOVIE NOW!!!!
This film was very entertaining. It starred Frankie Muniz and Hilary Duff. The film included lots of action with great effects, may I add , romance and comedy. What more could you ask from a film? The movie is defanatly for 13-18 year olds. Some parts could be a bit violent for children and the movie does include some profanity and rude language.I recommend this film to people who like spy-movies, are into lots of action filled movies and of course if you are a fan of the amazing Hilary Duff. Hilary wasn't in the movie as much as fans would have liked her to be, but when she was in a <more>
scene she stole the movie! GREAT acting and a good movie. Overall... 8/10
I thought that this movie was awesome. The beginning and the middle parts are the best parts of the film. I like the skateboard chase, the idea of the Junior CIA, and when boy meets girl and makes a fool of himself at first . There is great chemistry between Frankie Muniz and Hilary Duff. They are actors I normally don't like, but they are great in this film. The special effects are cool and the stunts are fairly good. The evil guy was playing his part of evil and so were his sidekicks. A lot of people including critics are ripping off this movie. Don't listen to the critics because <more>
the film is great, mark my words! I rate this movie 8/10.
I was pleasantly surprised. I expected something like "Spy Kids" but it wasn't. I found it very entertaining, and I really appreciate the fact that they made a pretty serious movie. I also like the concept of a teen CIA agent. Good action. Frankie Muniz was perfect for the part. Thank you.