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Film: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

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image004MV5BMTc2NjQ4ODYyNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODA3OTU5NTE@._V1_SX214_AL_Yesterday I was very fortunate to go see The Man From U.N.C.L.E at the cinema. It was an insanely good film and therefore I must recommend it asap.

I must start by addressing the cinematography of this film, which was phenomenal, really clever and it gave a unique energy to the entire film. It is very fast paced, action-packed and has flawless scenes, especially the fight scenes and car chases. This style of editing and shot selection is very typical of the director, Guy Ritchie, who is up there in the list of my favourite directors. If you’re familiar with either of the Sherlock Holmes films with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, you’ll recognise the style.

Secondly, the cast is amazing. You don’t need to wait to see the film to know that you’re in for a treat. Not only are the two leads good looking, they are also up and coming popular stars right now. Who am I talking about? None other than Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. Other members of the cast include Alicia Vikander as Gaby, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) as Victoria, the ever amazing Hugh Grant as Waverly and Jared Harris as Sanders.

So… onto the important part, the story. Based on the 60s TV show The Man from U.N.C.L.E starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum and Leo Carroll, the concept of the film is that CIA Agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organisation, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. It may seem like a very simple story but alas, there are a few twists hidden within a very amusing plot. The relationship between the two agents is enough to keep the audience’s interest alive and makes for a lot of comedy.

With little else to say, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, is a superbly made film with incredible settings (filmed in Italy) and brilliant cast with a serious storyline matched with charm and amusement. A perfect watch indeed especially with its mix of action, adventure and comedy.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above images, they are from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1638355/ and http://www.manfromuncle.org/

Quote: Henry Cavill

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6a00d8341c730253ef01901d1d3983970b‘I like to go full bore into something. If you have a backup plan, then you’ve already admitted defeat’.

‘My mother is such an incredibly strong woman. She raised a family of five boys extremely well. She made us all strong, loving, caring people. We all support each other. I’m really thankful to her’.

‘As an outside; don’t worry about failure, because failure will take care of itself. Focus on success’.

‘Certainly, for younger guys, Superman is this mythological character that they’ve thought about and explored in their imaginations… But one thing I really like about Superman fans is that they’re so open-minded and excited and honest. There’s something beautiful about their enjoyment of it – something very Superman-like’.

‘I’m a giant softy, for sure, but I honestly think these days it’s probably considered more masculine to be emotionally connected’.

‘Some people thrive under pressure, but pressure can also ruin your performance, it can push you down angles which you don’t want to go’.

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Disclaimer – I do not own this picture, it is from: http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/10-sexy-photos-in-honor-of-the-new-man-of-steel.html