Friday, September 11, 2015

Say Uncle!

So Guy Ritchie has taken time off of making the new Sherlock Holmes film to direct The Man from U.N.C.L.E. This is based off of a 60's television show and stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, but Jared Harris and Hugh Grant make delightful appearances. So if you've never seen a Guy Ritchie film, this is a pretty good one to start out with. Henry Cavill (CIA agent) was amazing; I haven't seen a more competent, gentleman like spy with class, taste and confidence that was really good in a very long time (not even James Bond holds a candle to this guy). His character was a lot of fun and a good foil to Armie Hammer's character, the KJB agent, who came off very tough and intelligent like a Soviet agent, but had a character was very empathetic as well. These two men were the best part of the entire film, although the villainess was incredible. The love interest and third member of the party played by Alicia Vikander known as Gaby, was obnoxious most of the duration of the film, but she have a good ending for her character. The film is about a CIA and KJB agent who work together to stop a bunch of Nazi sympathizers from setting off a nuclear bomb. The plot was good, and had fairly good pace with an opening that put several James Bond intros to shame. It was shot dynamically with fairly good cinematography, but since it is a Guy Ritchie film that is to be expected, and the film definitely had his flair to it. By the way if you don't like the director, don't watch this film. The score was a lot of fun as well by Daniel Pemberton, and the music that was selected for the film as well; very good. The film was a lot of fun, and definitely a good date film; something I would recommend. My biggest complaint is that at times the screen split a few different ways which was kind of irritating as it was showing different angles all at once, but it is easily overlooked. The overall look of the film was great, and although it's not an Academy Award winning film, it was a whole lot of fun which is more than what I can say for most Oscar nominated films. Since I haven't written in such a long period of time, I am back in San Diego, California after many years so that has been delightful even though it has been ridiculously hot here lately. I will soon be beginning my new career and my new/old life with hopefully no hitches....or rather not very many.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. clip

Spectre trailer