At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.
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I remember watching The Man From U.N.C.L.E. series with my pops when I was a lil guy. Maybe that is where my love of spy fiction came to be. I must admit that when this big screen adaptation was announced, I wasn't exactly thrilled about it. I thought the show was dated and that it would just be another lazy, half assed Hollywood offering that was completely unnecessary and without substance.
But Guy Ritchie shows that once again he can take an existing franchise and do great things with it as he did with Sherlock Holmes. Ritchie wisely keeps the setting in the 60's, allowing him to incorporate the feel and look of that era into his version of U.N.C.L.E. which gushes with style and sexiness. Cavill, Hammer and Vikander make for a great team and I must admit, I really am hoping they continue the series.