Review : The Man from U.N.C.L.E

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“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.”

Is this movie basically Archer the live action movie? Yes. Is this movie a lot of tongue and cheek fun? Yes. Is this movie any good? Lets discuss. So this movie is a new take on an old tv show from a long time ago, and it gives us a real pastiche to spy movies of old, and the tropes of spy movies of that era. Like those movies, and like my reference to Archer earlier, this movie really is a lot of fun. It takes itself just seriously enough to allow for some decent action and chase scenes, while letting the quips and the like fly free throughout the film. The cast here is also all pretty good, with the real stand out being Alicia Vikander, who does a really good job at playing her character and giving her a real soul. The plot is nothing amazing to talk about, but there were only so many types of stories to be told back in the day. That is probably where this movie would fall most short, in its inability to make more of the movie, more relevant to the modern day and age by drawings some parallels that would be a little more relevant. All in all, a pretty decent fun movie, that you won’t regret seeing with a nice big bag of popcorn.

Review Score : 7 out of 10

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