THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – review

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E

Guy Ritchie is back! This time he is directing a flick based on the 1960’s cold war spy television series named The Man From U.N.C.L.E. We have the same Ritchie style and he pays homage to the 60’s T.V. Style as well.

The flick starts in Berlin after the wall has been formed U.S. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) is trying to help a car mechanic Gaby (Alicia Vikander) out of East and into the West. Of course this looks to be way easier than it truly is when you have KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) yes he can do a good Russian accent. The flick starts with the great chase scene and continues from there.un2

Why rescue Gaby? We learn her father is a scientist who has the key to making nuclear missiles. The new Nazi (evil organization) has kidnapped him and is making him produce these Missiles and put all his information on a disk. We also learn that Solo and Kuryakin are going to now be working together as the U.S and Russia have come together to stop the New Nazi organization from getting their hands on Nuclear weapons.un4

The Nazi organization is being run by Victoria (Elizabeth Debicki) she has all the looks and the charm, but you can also tell she has a villainous mind. With Gabby on one side and Victoria on the other at least we have good looking women to watch.un5

Of Course, this is not just a spy movie, but more of a Buddy spy movie. While Cavill and Hammer want to kill each other in the beginning of the flick, they have a lot of fun helping each other throughout the rest of the flick. The plot is predictable, but I didn’t mind figuring out what was going to happen and the twists and turns, because I think the flick is a lot of fun.un3

While this might not be Ritchie’s best work, it is done really well. The pace is fast and we have enough fun and laugh enough for this to be an enjoyable flick to see. I hope there is another one of these I really enjoyed watching Cavill and Hammer go back and fourth throughout, and didn’t want the movie to end. I grade The Man From U.N.C.L.E a B+.

 

Brad Watts

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