Banks 2: Destination London
Starring: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson and Hannah Spearitt
Directed by: Kevin Allen
speaking? Cody Banks 2 is generic Scooby-Doo
plot obvious - but still a bit of family fun. The kid's all right
- not great but Cody's loyal audience will be tickled with the
new gadgets and quirky (if a tad forced) laugh-a-minute sidekick
he's given in Agent Derek (Anthony Anderson).
goes...Cody (an almost man-boy Frankie Muniz) is back at camp
- a special camp where the kids are all really secret agents for
some government agency.
the smarmy camp counselor goes AWOL with a secret mind-control
device, only Cody can get him and save the world. Well, the world's
he goes to London where he's partnered with a probationed agent
(Anderson). Cody's "cover" is within a prime suspect's
home as a clarinet player - with other kids that are protégés.
His host agent is there too, as the bumbling chef.
Cody's magical flute spills out Rachmaninoff's Flight of the Bumble
Bee, he sneaks off into secret agenty places to discover a mad
dentist and cohorts on the verge of implementing the plan (<-
insert evil laugh here please).
enormous talent (no bundt cake, err, pun intended), Anthony Anderson,
needs a real film to showcase himself. Andy kind of steals the
film here but in that "pushy" comedian way so popular
these days. I for one am sick of his "Compton" brother
needs to find a nice indie film - quick - so he can make the transition
to man-actor before it's too late. Enough with the gosh-n-golly
routine kid. Get a hold of a Kaufman project
a few good laughs, a couple of clever new agent toys and a devilishly
fun remix of the song 'War,' by Cody's new musical friends that'll
keep you smiling along with the wee ones amongst you.
recommendation: Beans on toast
site's kinda fun->