by Ken B.
(EDIT: Read my review of the movie itself here.)
I mean, I don’t know… the last time there was a big-budget reboot of a 1960s TV show, it didn’t really work out that well. But Guy Ritchie’s upcoming adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, and Hugh Grant, at least looks to feature, along with its large cast, some handsome set and costume designs. I can possibly foresee reception for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. being very much split — on the other hand, if it can reach the levels of the beloved style of Ritchie’s more popular works, then we could see more of an easy hit on our hands.
I really don’t know what else to say. The preview is sporadically entertaining, but doesn’t really say a lot on the overall quality of the film — much of it seems to remain a mystery over whether or not it might be worth seeing. More information is sure to come over the upcoming months, and by the film’s release, these questions will have answers. It’s a bit early to make a call, I suppose.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will be released in the U.S. on August 14, 2015.