I had never heard about “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” before seeing this film. After a little research, I discovered that it was a hit television series in the 1960’s, before my time. The TV series later evolved into comics, novels and now a film! This was my first impression of these characters and story. I wasn’t sure what to expect but Guy Ritchie makes one unbelievable cinematic adventure. From the opening scene of this movie you are invested and taken on a wild ride.
The pacing of this movie is essential to the story. There are so many moving parts in the film that when they slow down, it’s necessary. They give you vital information about a character (or the plot itself) and then they give the viewer time to digest what’s happening before more information is thrown into the story. The comic relief in this movie could not have been timed more perfectly. It was really nice to see the comedic timing of one of my favorite actors, Henry Cavill, because comedy was not something I thought he had in his skill set. The movie is also shot beautifully.
The leading cast could not have been better. I may be just a bit biased because Henry Cavill is one of my favorite actors but he nails this character! Seriously, he plays the swift, suave, formidable American spy perfectly. This role has made me want to see him as the next James Bond. As soon as you see this film, I think you will agree with me. This character was everything I wanted from a spy. His counterpart in the movie was just the opposite, but that’s just what this team needed. Armie Hammer plays a brooding Russian spy with rage issues. He also does a fantastic job at bringing his character to life which is surprising coming from me because I have never really enjoyed his previous roles.
This film is the perfect mix of comedy, action, and drama. It brings back the glory of the 60’s spy flick. It is a film you must see in the theaters and is worth more than one viewing. Cinema Wise gives The Man from U.N.C.L.E a 4.75 out of 5. It’s a homerun.
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