Pointless Nonsense

Posted in movies by Bill on May 21, 2016

man-from-uncleThe Man from U.N.C.L.E. is pretty middling movie. The plot is your standard spy fare. There’s a thing or person that it’s really important the bad guys don’t get, or that the bad guys have and it’s really important that it’s taken away. Our hero(es) work to prevent them from doing the bad thing with some allies, who may or may not really be allies. Global travel, sex, and chase scenes ensue. Guy Ritchie’s usual bag of visual tricks make things a little more interesting, but not much.

Oddly, Armie Hammer is one of the only Americans in the cast, but he’s playing a Russian, while Brits Henry Cavill and Jared Harris struggle to do convincing American accents. I started to think Alicia Vikander was really short, but that’s just apparently from standing next to 6’5″ Armie Hammer. Elizabeth Debicki plays the evil chick, and she’s way hotter here than she is on The Night Manager, I think owing to a much different hair style.

The only weird thing was that (spoilers for the tail end, but it’s an irrelevant detail) U.N.C.L.E. was unmentioned until the last scene.

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