‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ thrills


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“The Man from U.N.C.L.E” thrills audiences and redefines the modern definition of the spy flick.

Spy movies seem to be the one genre of film that keeps cranking out hits.
The newest spy flick, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E,” is no exception.
Most modern spy thrillers still contain the essential elements of a classic spy movie: a suave hero, a beautiful dame and enough covertness to keep the audience vested in the tale.
With the release of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E,” it seems a new form of spy narrative is in the works.
Part James Bond, part Pink Panther, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” mixes all of the best elements of classic espionage films, but incorporates a satirical twist.
From the opening credits, the storyline unfolded at a rapid pace with a daring escape and car chase sequence.
Adding to the flick’s unique nature were dual protagonists, both with a talent for trouble.
First is Napoleon Solo, a suave American ex-con and CIA agent with the unique propensity for ending up in tricky situations. His counterpart is Illya Kuryakin, an overly-aggressive Soviet spy with an easy to flare temper.
The film centers on the two rivals working together, alongside the daughter of a nuclear physicist to defeat a criminal organization.
It is hard to muster negative feedback given its unique qualities, outstanding performances and highly satirical nature.
However, it did lack one component: a connection to its roots. The story is loosely based off the TV show “U.N.C.L.E.”
Though the film was a fresh take on the classic, it would have been nice to see an element paying tribute to the old show.
If you were planning on going to the movies this weekend, then the sardonically intense and invigorating, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” is the perfect spy flick.