Oh Thursday Movie Picks, how I’ve missed you! I shied away from the whole of October due to being a wimp for horrors, but I’m back now!
Anyway, if you’re new to this, Thursday Movie Picks is a fantastic series hosted by Wanderer at Wandering Through the Shelves, where each week she picks a theme and we all choose 3 movies that we feel fit. This week’s theme is Secret Agents and Spies.
2015 has been a great year for the topic actually, with the release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Spectre, so I’m loving this week! Here are my picks:
Kicking off with something a little silly here, but you can’t deny that Penguins of Madagascar (2014) is a great fit this week. Those 4 loveable penguins are great secret agents themselves, but now that they have a movie of their own, they get to team up with another secret organisation, North Wind, led by a wolf whose name is Classified. Or it’s secret. I’m not sure! Together, they take down the evil Dr Octavius Brine, or, Dave, as he attempts to take over the world. So much more fun than I expected it to be!
One of my ultimate guilty pleasures, my go-to ‘I’m not feeling well’ movie is This Means War (2012). Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play CIA Agents who wind up realising they are both pursuing the same girl. Putting bros before hoes, they agree to let her decide which of them she would rather be with, but that doesn’t stop either of them using their secret agent skills to spy on each other, and ultimately, sabotage each other's’ dates.
Without a doubt, my favourite spy character is Austin Powers (International Man of Mystery, The Spy Who Shagged Me & Goldmember), played by Mike Myers. The first movie was one of the first grown-up comedies I ever watched, and I remember my Dad getting into trouble for letting me watch it when I was 11. Anyone only needs to utter the words ‘number one’ for my Dad and I to respond with ‘Hello Number One, I’m Number Two’!