I have mixed feelings about this movie. I liked the previous films, including The Bourne Legacy. This newest addition to the franchise gives us everything that we had previously been given in the other films. Espionage, conspiracy, intrigue, fast paced action. The downside to all of this, is that it is expected and not all that invigorating. There is nothing in this film that we haven’t seen before, and after four movies, there should be more to the story.
True Lies is a 1994 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie lee Curtis and Tom Arnold. Directed by James Cameron, the film was the most expensive film made at the time, with it being the first film to have a budget over $100 million. Going on to make over $378 million, the film was a commercial and critical success, winning several awards, including a Golden Globe Best Actress Award for Jamie Lee Curtis’ performance.
Based on the 1964 television series created by Sam Rolfe, The Man from U.N.C.L.E is your typical, standard spy film. Set in the early 1960’s in the middle of the Cold War, the film centres around opposing spies, CIA agent Napolean Solo, and KGB Agent IIlya Kuryakin. The two are forced to pair up when an international criminal organization, led by femme fatale Victoria Vinciguerra, try to damage the world through the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Using the daughter of a captured nuclear scientist, they race against time to save the world from nuclear catastrophe.
To celebrate the release of The Man from U.N.C.L.E, I have decided to review some of my favourite spy flicks until the end of the month. Beginning tomorrow , I will be exploring secret agencies, conspiracies, strange gadgets, elaborate chase sequences and, best of all, spies and their deadly adversaries.
So stay tuned for a month of espionage!