Full disclosure, I have not seen the original film, so not sure if this updated version plays it proper homage. That being said…
Fast-moving action comedy has been British director Guy Ritchie’s (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch) modus operandi. Nothing changes here. He tries to make films that are fun and filled with with cool action sequences. That being said the end result is a decent film.
A hidden gem. A film that features a nice trio playing nicely off of one another. Cavill, Hammer and Vikander show that they can handle a little bit of comedy thrown into their action films. Plus Ritchie knows how to keep the action flowing while keeping everything in check through adept editing. The story flows out crispy and cleanly. While it is not back-to-back action there is enough to keep the tempo elevated. While the action is stylish what truly makes the it enjoyable is the witty banter. Everything is slick and cool. Plus attention has been paid to making this a legit period piece. The wardrobe is cool while still being 60s.
It is the early 1960s and CIA agent Napoleon Solo (played by Henry Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (played by Armie Hammer) work together on a mission involving a mysterious criminal organization. The organization is trying to generate nuclear weapons. The joint mission is precarious as the Cold War is going strong.
As part of this Solo has helped Gaby Teller (played by Alicia Vikander) defect to West Germany against what Kuryakin thinks is wise. Soon all three are working together to stop the nefarious criminal organization from using Gaby’s father’s science know how in order to make its own nuclear bomb.
Each of the three is pursuing their own agendas, which makes the mission a little more difficult.
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