Los Angeles Times - 03/12/2004
"[I]ngenious and lively..."
Frankie Muniz reprises his role as teenage CIA agent Cody Banks in this sequel directed by Kevin Allen (THE BIG TEASE, TWIN TOWN). Cody's parents believe that he is having a blissful summer as a counselor at sleep-away camp. Little do they know that Kamp Woody is really a secret CIA training camp for kids, and that their sixteen-year old son has been sent to London to track down the camp's director, Diaz (Keith Allen), a demoted agent with a diabolical plot. Diaz is planning to join forces with British aristocrat Lord Duncan Kenworth (James Faulkner) and take control of the world using stolen mind control software implanted in the teeth of world leaders. Dispatched to London to foil Diaz's plan, Banks is provided with an array of cool gadgets, such as explosive Mentos (a mint candy) and a retainer that doubles as a tracking device, as well as a fully loaded black London cab that James Bond would love. Meanwhile, lovely Emily (Hannah Spearitt) from Scotland Yard's teen training division is on the case as well. Anthony Anderson plays Derek, an agent who is assigned to assist Banks during his London adventure.