The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Based on the hit 1960s TV show, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. stars Henry Cavill plays the role of CIA agent Napoleon Solo. We meet Solo at the start of the film and follow him as he makes his way into East Germany to locate and extract Gaby (Alicia Vikander), the daughter of one of Hitler’s top rocket scientist. Solo has more to do that just persuade Gaby to defect to the West, he’s being followed by a Russian spy, Illya Kuryakin (Army Hammer). What follows is a very low key, but entertaining chase scene that sets up the film.
Well, kind of.
Because even though the opening scene wasn’t the most amazing set piece you’ll ever see. It is the best thing you’ll see in the entire film.
Guy Ritchie stays true to the roots of the original 60s TV series, rather than bringing it up to date, and this could have worked if he hadn’t insisted in style over substance. The film’s strengths are in it’s characters, but the two main guys don’t have nearly enough time on screen together for their chemistry to work.