Guy Ritchie is back and with a bang and this time his subject is the fallout of the Cold War. His latest flick The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is brushes upon the politics and intelligence exchange between the Soviet Union and the USA post the Second World War.
You may try linking the movie to the former series with the same name, but Mr.Ritchie’s version is a class apart. Despite the grace and elegance added to every scene, Mr.Ritchie makes sure that like his earlier projects, this one has something unique about it and indeed it does.
The movie opens up with a fierce chase between a Soviet and American Agent portrayed by Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill, our Superman, trying to help Alicia Vikander escape from East to West Germany . Despite the perfectly planned plot, climax and action, the most important and really attractive feature of the movie is the amazing chemistry and the sense of humor shared by the two male lead actors, Cavill and Hammer. The director makes sure that every scene having the two lead actors opposite to each other is full of satirical exchange of comments and full of style and elegance, just like Mr. Bond.
Henry Cavill definitely seems more appealing and applaud able to the spy role than the super hero one. Just like all his previous productions, Mr. Ritchie makes the perfect balance between all aspects of the movie which is simply pure genius. The movie is well supported by amazing performances from Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki(negative role).
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. keeps you intrigued till the end. The movie shows the merger of the Soviet and American intelligence to save the world from a nuclear crisis. Despite the huge task before them , the regular humour, the background scores and the powerful punch lines by almost every character makes UNCLE a treat for both the eyes and the ears.
Despite the perfection by Guy Ritchie and his team, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has not been able to make a widespread impact on the public. This really hurts when you see movies like MI5, Fast and Furious 7 mint millions that pose a similar story line in almost every sequel. So do treat your selves with this beautiful piece of cinema
My Rating: 4.5/5