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Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

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With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Muniz ... Cody Banks
Anthony Anderson ... Derek
Hannah Spearritt ... Emily
Cynthia Stevenson ... Mrs. Banks
Daniel Roebuck ... Mr. Banks
Anna Chancellor ... Jo Kenworth
Keith Allen ... Diaz
James Faulkner ... Kenworth
David Kelly ... Trival
Santiago Segura ... Santiago
Connor Widdows ... Alex Banks
Keith David ... CIA Director
Rod Silvers Rod Silvers ... Kumar
Jack Stanley Jack Stanley ... Ryan
Joshua Brody Joshua Brody ... Bender
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Storyline

One year later, agent Cody Banks is back for another awesome adventure but this time he must track down a former instructor who's gone rogue with a mind-control microchip. Banks masquerades as a musical prodigy to get close to a snobby, egocentric scientist in London who's the only person who can make the microchip work. Along the way Banks hooks up with a demoted agent and a cute-as-a-bug Scotland Yard operative. When Agent Cody Banks heads to England to catch an evil scientist who's stolen a mind-control device for his plot to rule the world and turning the world leaders into zombies! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Adventure is an attitude.


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Rated PG for action violence and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agent Cody Banks 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cobham Hall, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,014,005, 14 March 2004

Gross USA:

$23,630,159

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,818,995
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Frankie Muniz underwent two months of martial arts training before filming began. See more »

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(at around 1h 21 mins) At the start of the concert at the Palace, the trumpet sound is a , while the actor is playing an unmuted instrument. See more »

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C.I.A. Director: You'll be attending a summer music academy.
Cody Banks: More school, just once in my life I'd like a mission that doesn't involve homework
[pause]
Cody Banks: wait, did you say music?
C.I.A. Director: Yeah it's a good thing you play the clarinet.
Cody Banks: Yeah... wait, I don't play the clarinet.
C.I.A. Director: Your father says you were in a school marching band for three years.
Cody Banks: I faked playing the clarinet to meet girls.
C.I.A. Director: You joined a marching band to meet girls?
Cody Banks: Yeah.
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Destination ... nowhere!
27 April 2005 | by film-criticSee all my reviews

I will admit, I was a fan of the first film. While I didn't think it was one of the greatest films created, I did think that it had quite a bit of potential coupled with ample originality. It was fun, exciting, and it seemed like everyone involved seemed to be enjoying themselves. I only with that I could say the same for the sequel, Agent Cody Banks: Destination London. From the opening sequence of this film you could sense an aura of dislike, repetitiveness, and simple futility. Nobody, not even Frankie Muniz himself, seemed like they were bringing the same level of excitement to this project. Also, the level of originality was completely below par for this sequel. If you, like myself, brought any excitement from the first film to this one, it will be completely destroyed. Nothing worked in this movie, from the jokes, to the "spy" story, it just seemed flat and disrespectful.

My first issue is with the cast. If this was a true sequel, I think the producers could have budgeted a bit more to see about getting the original characters back. I understand that perhaps Hillary Duff's paycheck had risen since the original film, but she did bring something (as embarrassing as it is to say) to Agent Cody Banks that kept the spark alive. As did everyone else involved, sadly, Anthony Anderson (one of the most overused comic actors of this decade) brought nothing to the table. His jokes seemed generic and, honestly, repetitive. He had no character, all I could witness was Anthony Anderson being Anthony Anderson. They attempted to bring sympathy to his character by giving him this sub-story about being the "black" sheep of the CIA, but in my eyes it just wasn't enough. Anderson was just trying to showcase his "talent" so that he can continue to live the lifestyle that he has built. It was sad, and really hurt this film. Second, was Muniz himself. The bond between him and Hannah Spearritt was poor. I am not sure who the casting agent was on this project, but there was no chemistry between these two actors. They continued to prove that by reading your lines and walking the steps, you could inherit a $5 million dollar paycheck. Nobody cared, nobody stopped, they just continued to make this cheapened sequel.

Next issue, where was the story? The first film carried with it some decent events that built a strong story which ultimately lead to a better than average film, but it seemed like in this sequel they aimed towards children and empty minds. In most film sequels, they use a similar plot structure to give the audience a sensation of relaxation, while simultaneously building different elements to keep our attention. Well, none of that was used in this film. Instead, we find ourselves with a cheapened story that results in dogs playing piano and a very unspooky villain. In fact, I couldn't even tell you who the true bad guy was of this film, and that is a perfect sign that your film is struggling. This story just felt as if it was unfinished, as if the original screenplay was not dumbened down for children, but instead built another strong adventure, but the studio wanted to capture the child audience, so the butchered the product, leaving frayed edges and unfinished segments, so that they could make room for Anthony Anderson's cheap laughs. Yet again, proving the pathetic nature of the film. I went into this story expecting to be completely surprised, yet somehow walked away without any recollection of what I just experienced. It was the perfect example of a how a sequel should not be structured or released.

Finally, I would like to say that if you have a film that seems to do somewhat well at the box office, there should be no need to rush right into a sequel, especially if you see a growing decrease in the excitement behind Malcolm in the Middle. Frankie Muniz is a decent actor, but when handed poor material, he will not fray from making it exceptionally poor. He is one of those actors that brings good things to great material, but will falter if handed unseasonable stuff. I do not see a bright future for Muniz due to his ability to stray from decency. This could have been a powerful sequel, but instead Hollywood yet again strayed towards the side of childish behavior instead of truthful storytelling.

Overall, this film lacked the fun of the first film. With unfamiliar characters, comedy that seemed forced and incoherent instead of funny, and a story that had that cheapened Velcro feel to it, Agent Cody Banks 2 proved that jumping to quickly into a sequel will place a black cloud on your entire series. While once I had considered this to be an interesting and highly original concept, I now have second thoughts. I am not sure that Muniz was prepared for such a cheap sequel, and therefore he signed too quickly. I do not recommend this film to anyone that enjoyed the first film, or at least was under the impression that the first film was decent. This was a horrible sequel that should have never seen the light of day. YUK!

Grade: * out of *****


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