The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
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This movie was a treat to watch. Well edited, incredibly stylish, with three fun lead performances. It's especially hard to take your eyes off of Alicia Vikander, who is an incredible combination of gorgeous and funny and talented. It's not the most well written movie and there are times where it's not entirely clear what is happening, but otherwise a very fun and enjoyable film.
I'll preface by saying I've never seen more than a few minutes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV show, so if you wanted me to actively compare the new film to it, I can't help you. It shouldn't matter. I thought UNCLE was a terrific entertainment, both exciting and funny, and making good use of its Cold War setting. It's Guy Richie's follow-up to Sherlock Holmes, basically. Same mix of slickness, fun and convoluted storytelling applied to the spy genre. Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo is basically how I'd want a Silver Age Superman to be played, essentially untouchable even when he's clearly lost. He's as cool and controlled as Armie Hammer's Illya Kuryakin is on the edge of losing; the contrast holds a lot of (yes, realized) potential. And Alicia Vikander's Gaby as the third member of this three-hander is full of surprises as well. Somehow, Hugh Grant's Waverly still gets all the best lines. It's set up as UNCLE's origin story and primed for a sequel, but I hear it didn't do great at the box office, which is a damn shame. Don't know why they didn't market it more around Richie's name...
Quirky music, slick editing, witty dialogue, great story: Guy Ritchie's back on top form again.
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