THE SPY WHO NEVER DIES (2022) Review of comedic action thriller

  

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‘Spies are people too’
The Spy Who Never Dies is a 2022 Australian comedic action thriller film about the world’s greatest spy who falls in love with a regular girl. So, he leaves the world of espionage behind…

Written and directed by Corey Pearson (Shadow Self; Harmony; Message Man).

The Rhythmic Films production stars Paul O’Brien, Teressa Liane, Cassandra Magrath, Georgia Walters, Amir Aizenstros, Amy Christian and Natasha Maymon.

Plot:
Brad (Paul O’Brien) is sick of saving the world and is looking for more from life, in fact just so-called “normal” life. A life with no guns, no villains, no recovering plutonium… you know, a normal life.

A serendipitous event has Brad meeting a seemingly normal girl named Veronica.. who is a vet… not “The Vet”, just a normal, smart, cute, vet. Veronica has a congenital heart condition, any excessive elevation in her adrenaline and heart rate could end her life. On top of that, she is allergic to bees, so a recipe for disaster… probably.

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Brad tries to quit the spy agency whilst trying to have a normal relationship with Veronica. Enter the Russians with stolen hypersonic missiles, a mysterious character called Trident who is hell-bent on revenge and of course plutonium. Brad just can’t get the break he needs to see if love and a normal life are right for him, all the while having to save the world… again.

Reviews:
“Whilst The Spy Who Never Dies is a satire of the spy movie, it still conforms to a lot of the same tropes and cliches of the genre – which means Pearson’s film is still packed with action, including a great bathroom fight sequence that is on a par with the one in Mission Impossible: Fallout. There are certainly enough set-pieces to satisfy action movie fans…” 4.5/5 Nerdly

Cast and characters:
Paul O’Brien … Brad
Teressa Liane … Trident
Cassandra Magrath … Suzan
Georgia Walters … Veronica
Amir Aizenstros … James
Amy Christian … Tess
Natasha Maymon … Natasha aka Snowflake
Hafedh Dakhlaoui … The Dog Walker
Ana Thu Nguyen … Lollypop
Kristy Wordsworth … Jennifer
Raf Nazario … The Vet
Hayden Maher … Submarine Captain
Josh Karlik … Orgi
Luke Davis … The Apprentice
Xanthia Marinelli … First Twin
Claudio Benedetti … Sleeping Beauty
Matt de Souza … Second Twin
Igor Bulanov … Uri
Charlotte Coquelin … Paradise

Technical details:
1 hour 39 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.39: 1

Trailer:

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