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Keeping up with Stallone - FUBAR (2023) Series - Review

A C.I.A. operative on the edge of retirement discovers a family secret and is called back into the field for one last job.

Hey there, movie lovers! Today, I'm here to share my thoughts on the exciting new Netflix series, *FUBAR. Brace yourselves for some light-hearted espionage, humorous banter, and an impressive cast that includes the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Barbaro, and Milan Carter.

The plot revolves around a seasoned C.I.A. operative, played by Schwarzenegger, who is just about to retire. But as fate would have it, he stumbles upon a family secret that pulls him back into the high-stakes world of espionage for one last mission. It's a classic spy tale with a twist, reminiscent of the beloved film "True Lies," which incidentally might explain why Arnold opted for this series instead of a "True Lies" TV adaptation.

Monica Barbaro, known for her role in Top Gun: Maverick, shines as the leading lady. Although she appears to have it all together, the series promises to introduce some future episodes with challenges and conflicts, adding depth to her character. As for Milan Carter, his performance is commendable, and his chemistry with the rest of the cast is on point.

Now, let's talk about the plotlines. While they may not be groundbreaking, they are easy to follow, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the action-packed ride. The show also delivers some well-placed humor, with decent banter that will surely leave you chuckling.

Yes, it's true that our leading man is flawed yet heroic, a classic cliché we've seen time and again. But fear not, as *FUBAR brings in a plethora of James Bond-like gadgets and equipment, satisfying our appetite for gadgetry and espionage.

I couldn't help but notice a trend in recent movies where the heads of the CIA are portrayed as powerful women. Perhaps Hollywood is attempting to balance the scales or redefine traditional gender roles. Similarly, many new shows depict men as somewhat dimwitted. It's a narrative choice that may not sit well with everyone, but it's important to remember that entertainment often reflects societal changes and challenges norms. That being said, sometimes we should leave the social commentary out of the entertainment.

Despite these subtle nuances, *FUBAR doesn't take itself too seriously, which is refreshing. It strikes a balance between action and comedy, making it an easy watch for those seeking some light entertainment.

And let's not forget the twisty ending! While it may not leave you scratching your head, it adds an intriguing layer to the narrative and leaves us eagerly awaiting the arrival of season 2.

In conclusion, *FUBAR is a fun and entertaining spy series that doesn't strive to reinvent the genre but rather embraces its familiar elements. With Arnold Schwarzenegger leading the charge, it's a delightful throwback to his action-packed heyday. So grab some popcorn, relax, and indulge in this enjoyable espionage adventure.

That's all for now, fellow movie enthusiasts. Until next time, happy binge-watching!


Ranking 7.2/10

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