Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Thursday, 3 September 2015
Hello lovelies!

Those of you who caught my post about my holiday in Devon might remember that despite the mostly glorious weather, we did have a day where the heavens opened and it was just torrential downpours all day. Desperate not to spend the day stuck in the lodge feeling miserable, we took a trip into Barnstaple to the cinema.

I was adamant that I wanted to watch Inside Out, but my boyfriend and 18 year old brother were obviously too cool for that. So I backed down and agreed to see The Man From U.N.C.L.E- and I was pretty sceptical about it.

The latest offering from Guy Ritchie is set in the early 1960s, with the Cold War in play. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (played by Henry Cavill) finds himself unexpectedly working with someone who would usually be an enemy, Russian agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer). Along with Gabby Teller (Alicia Vikander), the beautiful daughter of a prominent nuclear scientist, the unlikely trio must stop a mysterious criminal organisation from developing their own nuclear bomb.

Despite my initial scepticism about this film, I absolutely loved it. Incredibly stylish and beautifully shot, The Man From U.N.C.L.E grabbed my attention from the very first scene and kept it right up until the credits had finished rolling.

The chemistry between the three main characters was fantastic, and the suspicion between Solo and Kuryakin based on a precarious relationship between the US and Soviet Russia at the time was played up to brilliantly. This made for some really witty dialogue between the two and laugh out loud moments.

As far as villains go, Elizabeth Debiki was the perfect criminal mastermind, Victoria. Classy and intelligent, Debiki's slick and effortless performance was a real highlight for me, she was a villain that the whole audience loves to hate.

If you like films set in the 60s, with an exquisite style and a fantastic story, you should definitely check out The Man From U.N.C.L.E!

What's been your favourite film this summer?

Sian Kathrine xo

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