Monday, August 15, 2016

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is such a mess I don't know where I should start. So I start from the beginning. I wanted to see this because it has current Superman Henry Cavill. Zack Snyder has got lot of blame for his Superman movies. After seeing this I don't think he is only one to blame. Henry Cavill goes through this action comedy same way he goes through Snyder's dark and gritty Superman movies. Is current Superman what it is because it is only thing Henry Cavill can do?

Henry Cavill is not only one to blame. Another male lead is just as bad. Armie Hammer plays totally emotionless soviet spy. If that is all he needed to do he did fine job. But this was supposed to be fun action comedy based on 60's tv series. It is not fun action comedy when one male lead just walk through his part and another does his best as a guy whose only emotion is anger.

Female lead Alicia Vikander seem to be only one of main characters who knows the movie should be fun action movie. But she can't carry two male leads who has bigger role than her. When Hugh Grant comes to movie we have second actor who is trying to do fun action movie, but at that time it is too little too late.

When you don't care about your main characters and they seem to do their best to destroy the jokes, movie becomes very boring very fast. There are scenes where you see how the joke should work but actors don't do anything to make it work. I liked the style they were after. Script had enough of 60's spy movie feeling but two male leads totally destroy the movie.

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