During the early 1960s Cold War, CIA
agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) is ordered to team with KGB agent Illya
Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) to stop a criminal organization from selling nuclear
technology. They use Gaby Teller (Alicia
Vikander) to get an in with the Italian company which is the front of the
criminal organization as her father is a kidnapped German scientist and her
uncle also works for the company.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
is a stylish movie adaptation of the 1960s TV series with wonderful direction
from Guy Ritchie and a likeable cast (The banter between the cast is fantastic). The
movie is a mix of 1960s James Bond films
and other spy thrillers of the era with the guy Ritchie spin. If you’re
a fan of Guy Ritchie films and the
two recent SHERLOCK HOLMES films, you will be entertained by this movie. It
does sail on the style, the cast, and the
humor as the movie does have a thin plot.
The direction is smooth even though Ritchie does coast on previous
storytelling choices like the split screen scene montages and the “explain what
was really going on” sequences seen in the SHERLOCK HOLMES films. I
do hope there is a sequel to this movie
and Warner Bros sees value in building this series as a viable franchise since
the movie took a long time to make as stars (George Clooney, Tom Cruise) and
directors (Steven Soderbergh) had to drop out.
IF you don’t see this one in theaters, pleas give THE MAN
FROM U.N.C.L.E. a cvhance on DVD or blu-ray.
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David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments
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