The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

I didn’t know what to expect from this, the original TV series was not really something that was screaming to be made into a modern day blockbuster. Then again neither was Mission Impossible, or Get Smart.

But within the first few minutes I was enjoying it, so it turned out all right. The rest of the film was generic spy film stuff, not really doing anything much different to James, Ethan, Jason, or Austin, except there are two spy dudes instead of one, and the focus was mostly on humour instead of action.

Henry Cavill (he is a Brit, didn’t know that until researching this film) and Armie Hammer (he was both of the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network) were good in their roles, as were Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) and Hugh Grant.

There was one action scene which was shown as a short montage with some music which I thought was a good idea, no padding of the film with unnecessarily long gunfights, it just cut to the chase.

There is no talk of a sequel yet as far as I know, but if there is then I would certainly watch it.

Date watched: July 31st
Score: 7.5/10
Film count 2016: 123


2 thoughts on “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

  1. Jason August 1, 2016 / 1:18 am

    Hahaha…I’m actually watching this right now on HBO. Personally, I liked this movie. I like all three main characters (Caviill, Hammer, and Vikander). Like you said, it didn’t reinvent the wheel in the spy genre as the movie “romanced” the old-school / throwback days of the spy genre (I think that’s what the intention was).


  2. jason August 1, 2016 / 2:53 am

    How would you rate this against Mission Impossible, the Bourne series, or James Bond? Or even Austin Powers?


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