Genre: Action Drama Comedy
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Run : 116 minutes
Having seen the red carpet interview I was not impressed by the two lead actors who came across as ‘Never studied the original ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’ (raise eyebrow!). For me that was already a thumbs down. So, settling down in my seat, the last words I spoke before the movie started was ‘Be prepared to be disappointed’.
Was I disappointed? Not really, I was however surprised by the overall presentation. The movie kept it’s tempo of the 60’s feel. Fast paced, smooth criminals fashionably dress and the acquired sense of humour only the British can grasp in an instant.
The story takes us to the very beginning of how two agents, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to work on a joint mission against an International body moving some nuclear weapons.
A fresh approach made to revive a golden oldie. Something that I remember from my childhood as a classy, appealing and intelligent TV show. I must say the original actors Robert Vaughan and David McCallum are a hard act to follow; bearing in mind Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation is still on the screens too.
How will they move forward with this? I do believe a franchise is in the pipe line. Maybe they should consider ‘The Girl From U.N.C.L.E?’
It’s a watchable movie. Oh! Look out for a David Beckham!
Ms Safirah Irani