I love going to the movies. From buying my tickets to the smell of fake buttery popcorn and the faint stick of my shoes to the theater floors, I love the entire experience. I go in hoping to get completely wrapped up in the cinematic storybook I'm about to view.
Sometimes this is an epic failure.
But not this time.
I adored The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Everything about it. The zippy dialogue. The setting. The costumes. The music - oh, the music. And the characters. Especially this one:
Illya is introduced actively, there is no doubt he is the bad guy. He chases our hero (a dashingly handsome and totally rakish Henry Cavill) in a rather Terminator meets Russian spy mash-up that made me more than a little intimidating. But this raw, barely-controlled creature has many layers. And I loved watching those layers come to light. His back-story was intriguing and heart-wrenching, as was the motivation for everything he does. Yes, I fell a little in love with Illya. *sigh*
As the original television series was before my time, I had no point of comparison. And I'm thankful for that. This was a completely new cast of characters and I enjoyed every single one of them.
So, if you're looking for something to do this weekend, buy a ticket, get your popcorn, and sit back and ENJOY the show. You won't be sorry.
Curious? Here's the trailer: