The first thing that you feel when you watch The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is its rad score. So brilliant that you can’t take your ears off it! It is a constant delight, reminds you of how a movie can be turned into a complete package by doing every little part justice. Then comes the humour of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. which is strewn all across 2 hours of a badass plot. The rhythmic ups and downs of the spy storyline blended brilliantly with some top-notch Guy Ritchie humour, some exceptional acting by the stellar cast are some of the things that make the movie thoroughly entertaining.
Brilliant Actors in The U.N.C.L.E. Man
Henry Cavill nails this movie by donning an exceptionally cool demeanor and gives his character Solo a gorgeous primping, which seems quite James Bond-ish and we are talking about Pierce Brosnan here. His style is swift. His moves are written in elegance and he doesn’t, at any point, lose it.
On the other side of the court, we have Armie Hammer, another protagonist who just can’t control his temper. He does a great job as Illya, and wears that Russian accent quite nicely. Alicia Vikander slithers her way like a pro into her character of Gaby. She is both charming and adorable at the same time.
There is a constant cold war that reeks of dislike that goes on between the two spies that makes this movie simply hilarious. It is great to see them pull each other’s legs every now and then. There is a subtlety in the flick’s humour which makes it a 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 and make you wonder how oblivious we are today to all the stepping stones that our past paved for us.
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There are moments where Guy Ritchie loses his subtlety when he keeps showing many flashbacks to prove his point. I think the public is smart enough to understand, that it was something dispensable. Something we could have lived without. We didn’t need those evident explanations.
Also, if we stand back and look at it from a distance, there is very limited action in the whole thing that mostly gets lost owing to Ritchie’s banner like frames that keeps chipping the screen often to depict different vantage. His subtlety suddenly becomes off-putting.
The Final Verdict
Other than that The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is simply an adventurous rock-solid movie with classy British humour. I am guessing we have an excellent franchise in the making if only he keeps up the good work.
Would it be wrong to give you a heads up for an impending badass series? Only time will tell.
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