The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Seeing all of the "big" blockbusters in theaters doesn't usually happen for me. It's ironic then, that the end-of-summer blockbuster-hopeful I did go to see sadly, bombed at the box office. But, this past Saturday, I went out, excited to see the re-make of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 99% of the film exceeded my anticipation. Expectations for this might have wished to gather the female audience and I don't know that it did. Instead it probably piqued the interest of fans who watched the original show. But, I also think the masses might have a preconceived notion of the film that isn't true.
Though it does perhaps run a smidgeon overlong, the story never gets tangled up in too many of the "details" or become boring. Instead, the action and smarts (great dialogue) are balanced well, without either one overpowering the other. If you like spy thrillers or the cast (like moi *wink*), then this might be an entertaining last-ditch effort to hang onto summer.
The review is published on Silver Petticoat, so if you wish to know more specifics, you can find my thoughts in full over there. Enjoy!
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Smart and Stylish
Breathing new life into stories that originated in the age of classic television has become a familiar sight at the box office. We’ve seen Get Smart try its unique brand of slapstick humor, and the amped up sexy remake of the 70s favorite Charlie’s Angels collected a squeal. On the small screen, failures to reboot Charlie’s Angels (ABC) are more the norm than the rare success of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. The latest to add its name to these lists is the cold-war spy caper The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Reports tell a story of disappointing numbers for the smart and stylish piece of escapism. Unfortunately, the film might not have gathered its intended audience. Read the review in full →
FILM REVIEW: Man of Steel (2013)
(Content: There are two sensual scenes. One involves female back and side nudity before it cuts away, the second is played more for "laughs." Someone listens to a sexual encounter from another room [panting, moaning, etc.]; Solo is portrayed as a womanizer, and sleeps with two different women in the film [the aforementioned scenes]. There is a bit of profanity, but nothing awful [mostly the standard, h*ll, d*mn, etc.]. Bad guys die, one of who winds up being electrocuted to death and eventually the current even starts a fire. Nothing is ever graphically depicted. The film is rated PG13.)
Have you seen The Man from U.N.C.L.E.? What'd you think?