Five Reasons You’ll Love It - December 7, 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Five Reasons You'll Love It

Over 50 years after the original TV series began broadcasting The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is now back on the big screen. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the new movie stars Superman himself Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and The Social Network star Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin, two spies brought together to bring down a terrorist organisation, all set against the backdrop of the bright colours and sharp suits of the swinging 1960s.

Also starring Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander, The Great Gatsby’s Elizabeth Debecki, The Quiet Ones’ mainman Jared Harris and British veteran Hugh Grant, the film is a lavish throwback to the caper and spy movies of old with a real contemporary flourish.

The movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday December 7th, here are five reasons you’ll love it…




It’s ever so stylish…

Every frame of this film looks like it was taken straight out of a ludicrously glossy magazine. Everyone is dressed immaculately, the period detail is insane and the vintage spy gear will bring a smile to your face.


It’s very funny…

Killer one-liners fly from start to finish, some are very silly and some are very witty, but the laughs keep coming.


Cavill and Hammer are on top form…

As a CIA and KGB spy brought together Cavill and Hammer’s complex working relationship is played out superbly by the pair. Cavill’s Solo is a suave operator and Hammer’s Kuryakin more of a blunt instrument, but the combination works very well. Oh and they’ve both clearly been in the gym, a lot…


As is Elizabeth Debecki…

You’ll know Debecki best from her role as Jordan Baker is Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby and you’ll almost certainly get to know her a whole lot better in years to come. Here, as the film’s arch villainess Victoria Vinciguerra, she’s a picture of icy cool.


It’s just so much fun…

Much like Kingsman: The Secret Service earlier this year, The Man From U.N.C.L.E puts  style and sophistication at the forefront and moves away from the dark, brooding spy thrillers that have dominated cinema screens for the last decade. It’s an old fashioned adventure, a caper full of twists and turns and it’s so much fun to watch.


The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is in stores now

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