By BOP Staff
August 10, 2015
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Max Braden: I'm someone who enjoys both Ian Fleming's Bond and Marvel's Agent Peggy Carter, so this is a good mix of both. It certainly is much more dynamic than a ponderous John Le Carre spy movie like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. It should appeal to fans of Daniel Craig's Bond movies like the upcoming Spectre (November), unless its fans see this as a cheap knockoff.I'm not so sure about Armie Hammer's accent, but this trailer makes me want to see the movie more than I did when I just knew about the movie on paper.
Felix Quinonez: I was never familiar with this show(?) so the movie gets no nostalgia points from me. And to be honest I think it looks almost as dumb as the title sounds. So I'll pass.
Ben Gruchow: I have now had the opportunity to see trailers for this on my computer and on a giant screen in a theater, and I've got to say that the viewing conditions make a significant difference. On my computer, most of the trailer just kind of blipped by without me noticing; in the theater, everything that's outsized about this movie is really outsized, and it has a much bigger impact. I'm actually sort of interested in what Guy Ritchie might be up to here. I have absolutely no familiarity with the source material, so much of what I have to go off of is the trailer's energy and the cast's charisma and chemistry. Plus, I'm a total sucker for the percussion-based cadence of the final dozen cuts or so in the most recent theatrical trailer. I'm a cheap date that way.
Kim Hollis: I'm usually buying what Guy Ritchie is selling, so I was intrigued even before I saw the trailer. Now that I've seen it a few times, I'm definitely excited to see this. Cavill and Hammer both seem very appropriate in their roles. I'm not terribly familiar with the TV show (it was before my time), but as spy flicks go, this looks like a jolly good romp.