Movie Night: The Man from U.N.C.L.E

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Tagline:   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.

IMBD Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1638355/

Rating: PG – 13

Synopsis: In the 1960’s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby’s father’s scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own

When I first saw this movie, I was unsure. Many of the big screen remakes coming out of Hollywood have been dull, to say the least, and the last remake Armie Hammer was in (Lone Ranger), well, I didn’t car for it, but that’s another story.

This was not the Lone Ranger.

Slightly over-the-top action was (ala Mission Impossible), but very enjoyable. Comedic lines were delivered wonderfully, and didn’t pander to the usual obscene jokes that seem to run ramped in movies. The twists and turns while a little predictable, didn’t take away from the plot or storytelling, but rather followed a logical structure in the story.

There were several touching places during the movie where we see the characters, even though they are sworn enemies, show the other their human side, and that even though their countries enemies, doesn’t mean they have to.

I never saw the original show, but I’d like to think this movie honours it.

 

 

5 out of 5.

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

One Response to Movie Night: The Man from U.N.C.L.E

  1. We’re putting this on our watch list. It’ll be interesting to see how it compares.

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