Saturday, September 12, 2015

"Man From Uncle" (2015) Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander

Director:     Guy Ritchie
Writers:       Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram

STORYLINE:  A remake of the TV series

COMMENTS:   A fun, thrilling adventure with gorgeous, heroic stars.  Henry Cavill takes over the Peter Vaughn role – cool, calm, collected and “be-still-my-heart” so handsome.  Armie Hammer portrays David McCallum’s role – silent, stoic, rustic and unstoppable.  He’s tall and muscular and is undeniably a super-warrior, but Armie imbues his role with a certain innocence which lends charm and vulnerability to his character.  I love how they start out to be enemies, forced to work together, and end up being brothers to the cause. Alicia Vikander as damsel in distress is crazy-asskicking when she has to fight for her life.  Ultimately, not so much in distress after all.  I loved the sense of “English” humor threading its happy sparkle through the story.  If you want to laugh while hanging on to the edge of your seat, go see this one.

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TAGS:  Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill, MAN FROM UNCLE, Alicia Vikander, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, CIA, KGB, spy

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