Watched this marvellous movie 3 x in one week due to hosting Q&As with the writer-director-stars and never found a bum note in this gloriously shabby comedy. Aside from everything else, it shows the diverse Auckland, New Zealand I know and love, not the shiny gentrified real estate horror show of the TV commercials.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Aside from the yawnful Good-Guys-White / Bad-Guys-Other-Colours casting, this was a surprisingly enjoyable action flick... until it fucked out in the third act.
It was partly the utterly weird special effects. Partly that they sent their only lady-spy off into space 'cos no plot for her. But mostly because of a series of gags right near the end in which the only moral (blonde, beautiful) hold-out amongst the captured guests offers our hero ass-sex if he sets her free.