The Man From U.N.C.L.E is a movie for everyone. This is the perfect date night movie, there is enough action to keep the boys happy, there is some eye candy for the girls and an underlying aspect of comedy throughout the film.
At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.
It is clear the film had a massive budget everything from the locations to the costumes were relevant to the time period, well polished and made for a believable film. The stunts were well executed, characters were realistic and the acting wasn’t overdone.
A lot of action films fall short as a result of the actors/actresses over acting. There is nothing worse than watching a film and not being able to relate to the plot as a result of over acting. Often it is hard to imagine yourself in the situations of the films but a realistic believable performance enables you to relate to the situation on screen a lot easier.
The costuming in the film was amazing the suits, dresses and jewellery was lavish and suited the time period being portrayed. The use of classic cars was a really nice touch. The combination of costume and location really did set the scene throughout the film. The Locations used were picturesque, palatial and effectively set the scene for the film.
Going into the film I wasn’t expecting it to be funny. There definitely was a comedic element to the film. While the humour had the potential to take away from the action it was cleverly scripted and added to the experience of the film.
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