What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this slick sequel to Agent Cody Banks features lots of cartoon-style action and humor. There's little more appealing to older kids, tweens, and teens than young heroes who are stronger, smarter, and more heroic than any of the adults in the film. Cody Banks and his lovely English teen counterpart are the clever kids who save the day when the well-being of the world is at stake. The usual exaggerated spy violence is almost nonstop: explosions, martial arts, chases, fights, and falls. Occasional potty jokes and insults are heard, along with a reference to being "pickled" from "meds." And the film is heavy on product placement both visually and in dialogue.
- Families can talk about what Diaz says to Cody: "Trust equals death. Trust nobody -- including me." Why did he say that? How do we know who deserves our trust?
- Howo do you think Agent Cody Banks 2 compares with the original film?
- What do Cody and Derek learn from each other?