Going into today’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, there were two reasons I chose the film The Man From U.N.C.L.E. with one being that it was directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch) and the second being that it stars Superman himself Henry Cavill (Man Of Steel). The Man From U.N.C.L.E. takes us all the way back to the 1960’s and the cold war as our setting for the film. Cavill plays American CIA operative Napoleon Solo while Armie Hammer (The Social Network) plays KGB Agent Illya Kuryakin in a film where the two agents are forced to team together against one common enemy other than each other. There is a rumor that some Nazi enthusiasts are close to creating an atomic bomb and along with the help of the beautiful Gaby (Alicia Vikander) they will try to infiltrate and retrieve the bomb before it is completed. The film also stars Hugh Grant (Four Weddings And A Funeral) as Waverly, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) as Victoria, Luca Calvani (When In Rome) as Alexander, Sylvester Groth (Inglorious Basterds) as Uncle Rudi, Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows) as Sanders, Christian Berkel (Valkyrie) as Udo, Misha Kuznetsov (25TH Hour) as Oleg, Marianna Di Martino as the desk clerk, and David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty) as Jones. Before we check out the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:
I love doing the team ups as far as Ass Whoopin Wednesday is concerned because I feel it gives you more and it’s interesting to see the chemistry (especially if it’s there). We are going to start with Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and in the film he only has eight confirmed kills/knockouts as far as I can tell and they are spread out through the film. We find out his origin story when Armie’s character is being briefed about him and he has no love interest because he is a playboy. No one close to him as far as I can tell gets harmed in the film because it’s business as usual, but he does have a sexual conquest in the film (it’s implied). The big boss is defeated and he does it with style and you’ll have to watch for yourself to find out. As far as Armie’s character Illya is concerned he has about 13 kills in the film and we find out about his origin through Napoleon who was trying to one up him. He does have a love interest and she is kidnapped during the film by the antagonists. The movie in my opinion was very fun to watch especially with Henry Cavill who is Joe Cool in this film and he really embraces the role. I really thought that Armie and him made a great team onscreen which helped make the movie fun to watch. There is plenty of action in the film and some cool gadgets as well as some cool chase scenes. I just want to say that Alicia Vikander must be the new Hollywood it girl because she is everywhere lately from Ex Machina, The Danish Girl, and so much more within the past two years and going into the future. I wonder if they’ll be anymore films in this franchises future? Anyways, I am going to give it four fists out of five for a final grade.