The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
It’s interesting that Henry Cavill keeps playing Americans. I don’t have a problem with it, it’s just interesting.
Anyway, this movie should have been better than it was. Maybe it would have been if I hadn’t seen Kingsman or a James Bond movie. The chemistry between the actors was great, the story was interesting, but for some reason it went from trying to be a Spy movie to an action movie and it did the action bits poorly.
I don’t know what it was, maybe I just watched this in the wrong mood. I’d honestly love to see another movie with these same actors in these same roles, but something needs to change. Since it barely made back what it cost I doubt we’ll see a sequel, though.
It wasn’t a bad movie. It was entertaining and I enjoyed several aspects of it, but it wasn’t remarkable.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
I’ve never seen the original Lone Ranger but I had an image in my mind of a kick ass cowboy. That is not what I got.
At least half of the movie was an origin story, which could have very easily been done during credits with newspaper images or in the first five minutes. Definitely dragged on and the origin wasn’t worth it. Brother’s killed, Lone Ranger is born. There done.
The Lone Ranger came off as klutzy idiot who was randomly able to complete amazing feats. Again not the image I had in mind and it wouldn’t have been a problem if it had been consistent. If there had been a montage or something to show him going from a spaz to being able to gallop a horse on a train.
That brings up another complaint. The last part of the movie was so over the top, and I assume meant to be filled with tension, but because of how ludicrous everything was there was no tension.
I think it’s fairly obvious I didn’t like the movie. I didn’t hate it but it was not a movie I would recommend. I thought Armie Hammer was good, the faults in the movie weren’t his acting it was the material he’d been given.