The first thing that you feel when you watch The Man from UNCLE is its rad score. So brilliant that you can’t take your ears off it! It gives you a constant pleasure and reminds you of how a movie can be made into a complete package by doing every little part justice it deserves. Then comes the humour quotient of The Man from UNCLE which is strewn all across 2 hours of a badass plot. The rhythmic ups and downs of the spy storyline blended brilliantly by some top-notch Ritchie humour and some exceptional acting by the stellar cast are some of the things that make it thoroughly entertaining.
Henry Cavill nails this movie by donning an exceptionally cool demeanor and gives Solo a gorgeous primping, quite James Bond-ish and we are talking Pierce here. His style is swift. His moves are written in elegance and he doesn’t, at any point, lose it. On the other hand, we have Armie Hammer, another protagonist who just can’t control his temper. He does a great job as Illya, and wears the Russian accent quite nicely. Alicia Vikander slithers her way like a pro into her Gaby character. She is charming and adorable.
There is a constant cold war that reeks of dislike that goes on between the two spies that makes this movie constantly hilarious. It is great to see them pull each other’s legs every now and then. There is a subtlety in the humour which makes it a complete laughter riot.
The technology, since it was a period movie, brings out the best the two big superpowers had back then. They exploit it well too, and make you wonder how oblivious we are to the little stepping stones that our past paved for us.
There are moments where Guy Ritchie loses his subtlety when he keeps showing flashbacks to prove his point. I think the public is smart enough to understand, and we could have lived without those evident explanations. Also, if we stand back and look at it from a distance, there is very limited action that mostly gets lost owing to Ritchie’s banner like frames that keeps chipping the screen to depict different vantage.
Other than that The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a complete adventurous and humorous package. We have an excellent franchise in the making. Giving you a heads up for an impending badass series!