Agent Cody Banks 2003
PG | 1h 42min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 14 March 2003 (USA)
A government agent trains a typical teenager Cody Banks who loves to skateboard, hates math, and feels like a complete idiot around girls, in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants. But Cody’s got a secret–he’s actually part of a secret teen CIA program. Cody’s living every boy’s dream life–he can drive like a stunt man, has an incredible arsenal of cool gadgets, and his agency mentor, Ronica Miles, is totally hot. But Cody’s training is put to the test when he’s sent to pose as a prep school student and befriend fellow teen Natalie Connors in order to gain access to her father–a scientist unknowingly developing a fleet of deadly pair of twisted villains called the nanobots for the evil organization ERIS, which can destroy any carbon or silicon-based substance-to destroy the world’s defense systems so he can threaten anyone who opposes him. From runaway cars and high-speed snowboard chases to a spectacular final mountaintop showdown, Cody has to use everything he’s learned to prove himself as an agent and stop ERIS from completing their mission before their mission fails.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for action violence, mild language and some sensual content
This was a decent film, not as innovative as Spy Kids but an improvement over Stormbreaker. Of course it is very silly, and has a predictable plot and an uneven script. But due to the spirited performances from the entire cast, it is great fun. Frankie Muniz gives a sense of charm and cheekiness to his role, and while having less to do, Hilary Duff gives one of her better performances here. Angie Harmon also is fabulously sexy as Agent Miles, revealing outfit and all, and Ian Mcshane is great as Brinkman. While there are discrepancies in the script sometimes, there are inspired moments of physical comedy that delivers the laughs. Also the film goes along at a fast pace, and there are wonderful stunts and action sequences. Predictable, but great fun.
Director: Harald Zwart
Writers: Ashley Miller (screenplay) (as Ashley Edward Miller), Zack Stentz (screenplay)
Stars: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Andrew Francis
Country: USA | Canada
Release Date: 14 March 2003 (USA)
Also Known As: Cody Banks
Filming Locations: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada