The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a sixty’s television show turned into a movie by director Guy Ritchie and stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. So what did I think of it? I loved it!
The story isn’t anything you haven’t seen on the big screen, but what sets it apart from the normal spy movie formula is the style of the film. The 60’s style is incredibly fun to watch and the way it inserts itself into the story really makes it feel different. It is incredibly fun to watch and Guy Ritchie tells the story in a great way.
The acting is top-notch, Armie Hammer plays the hard Russian perfectly and he has a great Russian accent which doesn’t detract you from the movie. Henry Cavill plays the charismatic Napoleon Solo perfectly, he is fantastic in the role and I found myself getting excited to hear what he has to say next, both a testament to the acting and writing. Hammer and Cavill have great chemistry also and every time they are on-screen together the screen lights up.
The directing is really well done, Guy Ritchie has a great style and he does some really unique shots. He directs the action well although he does overuse the split screen action and shaky cam a little too much. The film has plenty of stand-out action scenes from start to finish most notably an incredible car chase that opens the film. Guy Ritchie does a fantastic job of getting the best out of his actors aswell, especially the little touches like when Armie Hammers Illyia gets angry he twitches and such, really well done. The editing is great and the film is so much fun to watch.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an amazing film that deserves your money, with charismatic and likable leads and great action, the film delivers on all levels.