Garden City Cinema Review – The Man from U.N.C.L.E

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E is now showing at the Garden City Cinema in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

I find direct Guy Ritchie to be a hit and miss filmmaker and to be honest the trailer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E didn’t do a lot for me so I was pleasantly surprised to find that I really enjoyed this film.

wpid-wp-1439599467418.jpegBased on the 60’s TV show, and set during the Cold War, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer play Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin in this spy comedy.
Solo is a CIA agent, suave and quick with a one liner while Illya is a KGB agent, stoney faced and battling his inner rage. Brought together to find a missing German scientist amid rumours of him working on a nuclear bomb.

D3S_2026.DNGEnter Gaby (Alicia Vikander) the daughter of the missing scientist. Vikander is a welcome addition to the cast, she has bags of character and is always a joy to watch. Her chemistry with Hammer isn’t quite sizzling but it’s there, enough to warrant the long looks exchanged between the two.

Solo and Illya need Gaby to help them find her father and the three of them must work together to bring down Victoria Vinciguerra, the leader of a mysterious organisation.

DebickiPlayed to perfection by Elizabeth Debicki she’s a great villain, effortlessly glamorous and duplicitous. She is the archetypal villain and plays it to the hilt.

With slick editing and cinematography the film keeps things fresh while we’re in the swinging sixties and the score is typical of Guy Ritchie and works well within the film.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E is fun, it’s not overly concerned with plot, sure it’s there, a nuclear bomb, Nazis etc but it’s more like an origin story to show the roots of the relationship between Solo and Illya. It’s clear this is a franchise setup but even if a sequel should never appear, the film is good enough on its own. The humour and stylish editing make for a slick, tongue in cheek film that’s thoroughly enjoyable.

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To book tickets to see The Man from U.N.C.L.E click here.

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About Moxie McMurder

Mad, bad and dangerous to know.
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