Presented by James M. Tate / 8/14/2015 / No comments / 2015 , alicia vikander , armie hammer , guy ritchie , henry cavill , jared harris , spy , TV adaptation
HENRY CAVILL & ARMIE HAMMER IN THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
|2015 rating: ***|
Actually, it is their vehicle... Especially Hammer's Illya, who gets his very own suspenseful closeup whenever on the verge of losing his cool. In fact, by the second half, much like The Avenger's Hulk, we're overly anticipating his crazy tantrums; wherein the MAN himself is more in the dark. Other than a Robert Vaughn cleft chin, what exactly does the American bring to the table to match his temperamental scene-stealing Russian sidekick?
Well he's perfectly suited, genuinely dapper, beds chicks like James Bond, and can speak all the dialogue, extra clearly. For even when a nuclear bomb plot goes occasionally haywire, and the characters are playfully treated as if we knew them much better (director Guy Ritchie in SHERLOCK HOLMES mode), Solo's there to guide us along the clever espionage/action despite being second... no, make that third... fiddle throughout.