|Posted by john Donnelly on August 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM|
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (film) was very cool, exciting, thrilling, great cast, great story, worth watching
8/10 IMADDICTED Rating
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a 2015 British-American action comedy spy film directed by Guy Ritchie and co-written by Lionel Wigram and Ritchie, based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name, which was created by Sam Rolfe. The film stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant. The film was released on August 14, 2015.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_from_U.N.C.L.E._(film)" target="_blank">wiki
In 1963, professional thief turned CIA agent Napoleon Solo extracts Gaby Teller, daughter of an alleged Nazi scientist turned United States collaborator at the end of World War II, from East Berlin, evading KGB operative Illya Kuryakin. He later reports to his superior, Saunders, who reveals that Teller’s uncle Rudi works in a shipping company owned by Alexander and Victoria Vinciguerra, a wealthy couple of Nazi sympathizers who intend to use Teller’s father to build their own private nuclear weapon. Solo and Kuryakin are ordered to join forces to stop them from succeeding, with both men secretly assigned to steal the weapon’s schematics for their respective governments.
The trio travels to Rome, where Teller and Kuryakin pose as an engaged couple and Solo as an antiquities dealer as their respective covers. Solo deduces they are being monitored and instructs Kuryakin not to react to provocation so as to preserve this cover. Despite their hostilities towards each other, Kuryakin heeds his advice and does not react when his father’s prized watch is stolen. Later, at an auto racing event promoted by the Vinciguerras, Solo and Teller take turns flirting with the host couple to lure out information about Teller's father, while Kuryakin acquires evidence the Vinciguerras were recently exposed to radiation, indicating that their weapon is near completion.
Solo and Kuryakin begrudgingly join forces to break into a shipping yard, in which they find traces of uranium. After accidentally setting off the alarm, they evade the security guards and return to their hotel. Victoria arrives to confront Solo, but he manages to evade her suspicions. The following day, Teller meets with Rudi and Alexander to discuss a job and betrays Kuryakin to them, forcing him to escape, while Solo is sedated and captured by Victoria and taken to a nearby warehouse, where he is tortured by Rudi. Solo is saved by Kuryakin, allowing Rudi to reveal that the weapon is hidden in an island fortress, where Teller is reunited with her father. On the island, Teller attempts to help her father escape and sabotage the warhead, but is caught by Victoria, who then kills her father.
Solo and Kuryakin are approached by Alexander Waverly, a high-ranking MI6 operative who reveals that Teller is an undercover agent under his employ. He and his men help Solo and Kuryakin infiltrate the Vinciguerras’ compound. Alexander attempts to escape with Teller and the warhead, but is intercepted by Kuryakin and killed. Teller reveals that the warhead is a secondary bomb, and Victoria is leaving on a boat with the payload. Solo is able to contact her via radio and manipulate her into revealing her location, allowing Waverly to destroy the boat with the decoy, simultaneously destroying the weapon and killing her, while Solo retrieves the disc with the data on Teller’s father’s research.
Kuryakin confronts Solo in his hotel room, intending to kill him and steal the disc, but changes his mind when Solo produces his father’s watch, which he had retrieved. The two destroy the disc so as to prevent both their countries from gaining the upper hand in the nuclear race. They then reunite with Teller and Waverly, who reveals that the trio has been reassigned to a new international organization under his command. He then deploys them on a new mission in Istanbul under their new codename: U.N.C.L.E.