Aden (played by Ryan Higa) is an A.S.S. An Agent of Secret Stuff, that is. He’s the main character, writer and producer (along with Wong Fu Productions) of the hit YouTube movie “Agents of Secret Stuff. The movie has more than 14 million views, and I can definitely see why so many people enjoy it. I have to admit that at first the title kind of turned me off. I’m not really into the secret agent/ninja thing, but I watched the movie with an open mind, and I’m glad I did.
The movie is absolutely hilarious. It opens with Aden lying on the floor with a shoe on his face and then it takes us back to find out how he got there. Aden is almost finished with his A.S.S training and is about to get his Honorary Operative License Entitlement (H.O.L.E., get it?), but he is left with one more mission— to protect a girl named Taylor (played by Arden Cho) from the Society Involving Not-so-good Stuff (S.I.N.S.) who are out to get her. But to do this, Aden has to pose as a high school student, even though he doesn’t seem to posses any social skills. At all. But you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, right? So, Aden goes under the name of Jose McDonald (yes, I know, very…interesting name) and enters the life of a “regular” high school student.
Now, high school is hard enough for most people, but for a secret spy, it’s even more tough. Aden meets Taylor for the first time in class after creepily staring at her, and pretending not to. Taylor is nice enough though and tolerates Aden’s creepy antics. We begin to notice Aden’s increasing weirdness when he yells at their teacher for keeping Taylor after class and Taylor sees how freaky he is when Aden shows up in her bedroom closet. However, Taylor and Aden form a friendship, but when trouble hits, their friendship is taken to a new level.
Even though some may question the acting in a YouTube video, the acting in this one was outstanding. The actor who stood out to me the most was Arden Cho. She’s stunning, but she’s more than just a pretty face. Besides being a terrific actress, Arden Cho is a singer and a model who has been featured in many ads including Clinique’s ad campaigns in Asia. Obviously, Arden is on her way to becoming a big star and we will be seeing much more of her in the future.
Overall, the movie was great. It was funny and well-paced, it had a good soundtrack, and it was highly entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out (it’s right here :D)! And Ryan, can we get an “Agents of Secret Stuff 2?”