Will Smith voices Lance Sterling, the hero in this movie about an international superspy who gets in the way of a science experiment conducted by a young savant (Tom Holland), turning Lance into a common urban pigeon. With an effervescent soundtrack by Mark Ronson and slick action sequences straight out of every child’s Bond fantasy, the unlikely friendship between Holland’s nerd and Smith’s cool guy shines. Unfortunately, the movie’s pacifist morals become muddled by a dissonant pro-cop tone, not to mention the glaring laziness of villains who are little more than caricatures bloated by blatant, cringeworthy Orientalism. With a release repeatedly delayed by nearly a full calendar year, one can’t help but see how a series of cheap shots and short cuts squandered what might have been a novel and hilarious premise.