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Hannah Spearritt and Frankie Muniz in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

Agent Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) finds him on the way to London, Britain as one of the trainers from Camp Woody, Captain Diaz (Keith Allen), has actually been working with British scientist Lord Kenworth (James Faulkner) to steal a mind control device in order to take over the world. But to retrieve the device Banks must masquerade as a musical prodigy which is how he meets fellow musician Emily (Hannah Spearritt) who is in fact a spy as well. Meanwhile Cody has a new handler in big Derek (Anthony Anderson) who is masquerading as a pastry chef.

The first time I went to watch "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" I got to about 30 minutes in and realised I had stopped watching and was busy browsing the net. And so I sat down to watch it again and I think I made it to about the 45 minute mark when I realised I had started counting my pot of lose change rather than watching what was going on. At the third time of watching I forced myself to make it through to the end but trust me when I say it wasn't worth it and I reckon that unless you are under ten you to will probably find yourself easily distracted from this movie.

The trouble is that whilst admittedly "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" is made for a young audience all you get are caricatures with supposedly comical accents which in truth border on the offensive. Then you also have the sort of high tech fun of Cody and the various spy gadgets and so on from winches to parrots being switches for doors. And all of this probably will entertain young children but offers up next to nothing for adults. In truth the most entertaining thing in "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" for grown ups is seeing Hannah Spearritt from S Club 7 playing a teen musical prodigy.

What this all boils down to is that "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" might entertain a young audience, say around the age of eight it has little to offer any one else and frankly at times it is incredibly hard not to be distracted by other things whilst watching it.

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