Obviously it's a lot earlier than I would usually post a review (like by a few weeks on average if my past history of being truant has a say), but I felt that you guys deserved a quick post about Guy Ritchie's first movie post Madonna. The painfully confusing and interestingly named The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (which for those wondering means United Network Command for Law and Enforcement). The movie is based off the 1960s cult classic television series in which an American and a Soviet team up to stop world terror. This is where I'm confused by the name, there are two of them and they are equally important to the story. Shouldn't it be named "The MEN From U.N.C.L.E"? However while writing this, I figured since this was during the arms war the creators of the show figured it would be in bad taste to acknowledge the Russian in the title of the show... (Oh Yawn). There are a few *spoilers* from this point on.
So lets jump into this bitch shall we? Enter Solo: smooth and endearing and played by Henry Cavill (AKA Superman) so you know the sex is turned on early, as he finds himself in a German garage just on the tail end of the Iron Curtain, where he finds himself face to face with the enjoyable Gabe (Alicia Vikander) who is working feverishly on a car (or just slapping it around a bit with a wrench I haven't quiet figured out which). Solo informs Gabe that she's in grave mortal danger, and that she should enlist her trust in a complete stranger from America who would come to seemingly unnecessary her by say something like, "You're in grave mortal danger." However as luck has it she agrees that she may be in some sort of unforeseen danger and goes with Solo. Cut to them hauling ass down a German side street being followed by the true Superman of this movie Illya (Armie Hammer), and before you know it you're thrown into a bizarre mix of Tokyo Drift and The Maze Runner which I can only describe as... awesome. Long story short the home team escapes and the game of spy vs spy begins.
Oh wait their partners. Apparently both the United States and Soviet Union have intelligence, and reason to believe that Gabe's ghost of a father who was believed to be dead (pause for dramatic effect) is not dead, and not only not dead, but is also developing an Atom warhead for a terrorist organization out to sell to the highest bidder and commit genuine acts of evil (loud whisper: eeeevvillll!!!!).
So now that we have the basics down, It's in theaters today and It's an extremely strong release as always from Guy Ritchie. I'll be reviewing Straight Out Of Compton tonight, The Man From U.N.C.L.E was both fast paced and tactful (mainly in it approach in back tracking in the story to clarify events instead of spoiling them). which are extremely rare in the movie experience of today, and the acting is great as I would expect from a Guy Richie film. The tone the actual footage is shot in and the extreme attention to set design and the era in which the movie was based (The fashion of 60s, hairstyles and attitude aside). Is the movies greatest success. You can truly believe from the inception til the conclusion of this project that you are in the mid 1960s. Nothing in the film was too flashy and it wasn't "Over Hollywood" (but that might be because Guy Richie works out of the UK). In conclusion would I recommend this movie yes! Would I watch it again? Absolutely.