The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

I was lucky enough to get to attend an advanced screening of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie earlier this week, and I gotta say, I really, really liked it. It’s no secret I’m a spy buff, with a mild (OK, not so mild) obsession with Bond, and so when I first saw the trailer for this, it quickly turned into one of my must-watch movies of the year (along with SPECTRE, of course). I like Guy Ritchie as a director, and I was so happy to see that the setting for the movie would be the 60s. Having seen it, it’s just as good as I was hoping, with a great cast, stylish aesthetics throughout, and just a fun 60s era spy action flick – and it actually doesn’t go that heavy on the action, which I didn’t mind at all. There’s also a big vehicle chase scene towards the end that is brilliantly shot/edited. This was a joy to watch, and I really hope it’s successful enough so that we can get a proper series. My big frustration right now though is that I really want to go back and watch the original TV series (I’ve seen episodes here and there when I was young, but never really watched a lot of it) and I can’t understand why it’s not available to stream – Netflix, come on, make this happen.

Published by Jean Snow

Senior Esports Manager at Ubisoft. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.