I have a movie review which I wanted to share with the Post Geek Singularity, and recommendation to those who have not seen it. That movie is Guy Ritchie’s 2015 film adaptation of the 1960s tv show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Hugh Grant.
I did not see this film until last year, and you know what, I made a big mistake in waiting so long and regret not seeing in theaters, because I enjoyed the film and found it really fun.
While it was definitely more style over substance, I did still end up liking the film at the end. It was visually great to look at, from its cinematography, locations, costume design, hair and makeup, set design, and action set pieces. I also thought Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer were a great duo.
However, there are problems with the film. The plot was a little too convoluted at times, as I felt the story needed to be slowed down a little, in order to fully get a grasp of what was going on. While I think Cavill and Hammer were a great duo, I didn’t think their accents were the best, as Cavill’s American accent and Hammer’s Russian accent could have been a little better, since there were times in which I felt they were forcing those accents out of them a little too much.
I also didn’t really buy the relationship between Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander’s characters.
Overall, despite some problems, I enjoyed The Man From U.N.C.L.E, and would recommend it to those who haven’t seen it. It’s a shame the movie flopped at the box office and had a lukewarm critical response, as I would have been interested in seeing a sequel.
Thanks, live long and prosper.