Thursday, 13 August 2015

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E (2015)

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. - IMDB

Good fun. I really liked the colour palette of the film and the titles (including subtitles of the various languages) that gave the whole movie a '60s feel. Nice to see a movie that didn't rely on high-tech devices. Felt a bit uneven in its tone, the story was a cliched cold war plot, and the acting was average. The highlights are the two car chases which are clever and humorous. Perhaps the lowest point is an uncomfortable torture scene. Soundtrack is light and has some pleasant rhythms - I liked the music which included some good flute (I think) work. Characters were ok and the main protagonists interacted with good chemistry. Doesn't come up to the level of a Mission Impossible movie or the recent brilliant Kingsman: Secret Service. But it is pleasant, stylish and has its tongue firmly in its cheek.


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