THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an action comedy spy film directed by Guy Ritchie and co-written by Lionel Wigram and Ritchie, based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name, which was created by Sam Rolfe. The film stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant. The film was released on August 14, 2015.
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s period of the Cold War, the film centers on U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization led by Victoria Vinciguerra, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is Gaby Teller, the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time utilizing her connections and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
It was a good action period piece movie. Where most directors would have kept the story but ditched the time period guy embraced it. Think of this movie as bond meets his worst enemy from the other side and discovers that they make a good team. The laughs seem very forced at times but it works in its own way. The chemistry between the characters and the grudging friendship look real. I watched this movie expecting a lot less. I am surprised that I enjoyed it so much. Don’t get me wrong its a B movie through and through not a tentpole by any stretch of the imagination but for what it is it works…