Tea or coffee? I’ll take a hot chocolate. I’m sitting here in my bed surrounded by a sea of tissues and cough drops, and I thought ‘what on earth should we talk about today?’. At this point my mom chimed in saying, “film”, at which I shouted out ” THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.”. Now, aside for the obvious reasons of liking this film, *cough* Armie Hammer *cough* Henry Cavill *cough cough*, Guy Ritchie’s film is truly a master piece, and here’s why:
The cinematography is brilliant. The colors are bold and lively, capturing the vibe of the 60s. The word quirky even comes to mind, reminding me of a comic strip, as the filmmakers – at times- split the frames. The film predominantly takes place in Italy, and boy does it do the country justice. There’s a vibrancy in the scenery captured. I tip my hat off to John Mathieson, cinematographer, for a job well done.
Additionally, the few translations are not in a plain dull font at the bottom of the screen, but in bold colors like orange and are a part of the scene itself. The captions add to the sequence. Simply put, it makes the film fun. The music also adds to the fun-ness of the film, amplifying the 60s vibe. I can’t forget to mention that the film is properly funny, and I mean more than the occasional chuckle; at times, it’s ‘your stomach hurts’ laughter. If you need convincing, this scene ought to do it.
Pardon my superficiality, but watching beautiful people act suave, silly, and cool is always enjoyable. Now phenotype aside, Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill work fantastically together; their on-screen chemistry is superb. Alicia Vikander is all what anyone can ask of a leading lady: witty, smart, independent, and cosmopolitan. The villains are villainous; lines are well delivered; Ritchie smoothly develops the plot;and action sequences are gasp worthy. Now my final reason deserves its own section:
The Man from U.N.C.L.E could serve as a Vogue Cover Photo-shoot. Costume designer, Joanna Johnston is truly an artist. I could blabber on and on about the pieces, but I’ll let the pieces speak for themselves. Thus, here is a slideshow of the outfits that I wish I owned; and if I did, I would wear all the time casually:
Artistically, this film is a masterpiece. I hope you’ve enjoyed this
fangirling conversation about The Man from U.N.C.L.E, and you enjoy the film!