"Programme revival lacks original charm"
by remotegoat reviewer on 17/08/15

As someone who was born in the late 90s, I was unaware of the highly popular 60s American TV show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. This meant that walking into the cinema screen, I was none the wiser to the characters or the storyline ( other than what I'd discovered from a quick search online ).

This Guy Ritchie revival of the show, modernises the original story without removing it from the set time period. The characters of Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to form an unlikely double act, with the idea of 'forced' being highly apparent throughout the entire film. These two characters seem to lack charisma and don't seem to 'capture the magic' of what gave the original show its success.

Personally, I felt the most enjoyable performance comes from Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby). She exudes sophistication and intelligence whilst also being surrounded by an air of danger, creating tension for the audience whenever she apparears.

A performance I would have liked to have been more prominent, was the character of Mr Waverly ( Hugh Grant ). Bringing wit and humour to this adaptation, two elements which I feel this film needed a bit more of, the character is stand out and one that appeared popular with the audience.

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