Fantastic-er than Fantastic 4. British-American x TV-to-screen revival x Guy Ritchie = Nicely done!
It has been 4 years for Guy Ritchie to come up again with a title (the last one was Sherlock Holmes). The Man from U.N.C.L.E was originally a TV series debuted in 1964. Let me put it this way, it is almost like “The Mission: Impossible” story, being a tv series brought up to screen. Spionage, yes, but not like your regular Ethan Hunt, this one, has comics here and there (just like the original TV series), despite Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are in it.
The Man of Steel meets that twin from The Social Network.
Guy Ritchie did very well using the 1960 set. The wardrobe, the Italian fashion, and watch for the cheeky CIA-KGB rivalry jokes. The storyline was average, but there are plenty of twists (you’ll get used to it when you watch too many spy movies). It’s the “i know that you didnt know that i know what you pretend to dont know, but i know” kind of twists. It’s enjoyable fun action-packed movie.
Kudos for the casts, if you look closely, you’ll find:
– an englishman acting american
– an american acting russian
– and australian acting argentine
– a swedish acting german
– a playboy acting james bond (Hugh Grant)
On top of it all, I LOVE THE EDITING! Like I mentioned before, just skip Fantastic 4 and watch this instead. In par with Mission Impossible: The Rogue Nation. If you’ve seen the movie, let me know what you think.