‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Trailer: These Special Agents Are Not Having a Very Special Day
Can Guy Ritchie work the same magic on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that he did with Sherlock Holmes (not the sequel, let’s not mention that)? After seeing the first trailer back in February, it seems possible, but even more so with the second trailer which just arrived today. Rather than modernize the classic ‘60s television series, Ritchie keeps things retro with this period action piece, and it looks like it could be kind of fun.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. stars Henry Cavill (aka your Man of Steel) as a CIA agent who’s forced to team up with a Russian KGB agent, played by Armie Hammer. Russian accents almost always sound very Boris and Natasha, and there are moments in the new trailer where Hammer’s accent is a bit cartoony.
It’s also hard to get a good read on the chemistry between Cavill and Hammer, but there is one really delightful moment with Alicia Vikander, the quickly rising star recently seen in Ex Machina. Oh, and there’s lots of big, glossy action — this is a Guy Ritchie movie, after all.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.