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Bond meets The Odd Couple

This is a fun film for the fans of espionage movies. Sure to be the first of many.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was pure, good entertainment. With decent character development, amazing actors, excellent cinematography, and an unforced set-up for future films, this movie really had it all.

A TV-to-Film remake, set in the early 1960s, shows CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Hammer) participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. Not being the biggest fan of Man of Steel, and having not seen Hammer in anything since The Social Network, I didn't know what to expect from the main actors in this movie; however, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer put on one of the best duo performances I've seen in years, equally stealing the show. In a style of Bond meets The Odd Couple, this is a fun film for the fans of espionage movies. Sure to be the first of many and another win for Guy Ritchie.

Action, deceit, character development, and good storytelling make this a surprisingly fun film worth the watch. However, the nearly two hours of watching felt long towards the end, which is never a good thing. And, Alicia Vikander's character, while supplying the surprise ending, didn't impress me as much as I had hoped. Despite that, I truly think that this will become a franchise in its own right, much like Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. I highly suggest seeing this movie in the theaters.