The Man From U.N.C.L.E

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Is it allowed for you to have two franchises?  I guess Harrison Ford did it, and now Henri Cavill gets the title as well.  Superman and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. which is going to be a franchise, if this movie does even slightly well.  With Alicia Vikander in it, looking awesome in 60’s dresses how could it not.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a fun, stylish, spin on the show from the 60’s.  It has a relaxed attitude, and doesn’t try to be a super spy movie, while being a super spy movie.  It adds elements of comedy with amazing costuming and color to bring together a very fun movie.  Superman does quite well as the American, but Armie Hammer as Illya the Russian doesn’t really deliver and is the weakest link in Guy Ritchie’s chain.

It has all the Guy Ritchie elements that he has perfected this last 20 years, with the zoons, montages, and global crime that he handles so well.  It stays grounded in reality and keeps to technology and style that was accurate for the time.  It all balances out very well, and delivers a very fun time.  The Man From U.N.C.L.E was a pleasant surprise, because I expected so much to go wrong.   If I could ask for one more thing it would be a little bit more comedy, or ribbing between the team, but that can grow with time, as this movie presents itself as a cliffhanger with more movie to come.

I think this movie is worth seeing and paying for.  I think it even works as a date movie, if your date understands they are going to an action movie.  It is not so intense that it would ruin a date night.  So go check it out this weekend and get two more of these made.

4 Stars Man From UNCLE

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