I caught a trailer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in front of… I think it was San Andreas and I gotta say, it didn’t look good. Today arrives a second trailer, but I’m just going to skip it and keep my lowered expectations, hoping they help with my impression of the final product.
Directed by Guy Ritchie and based on the classic television series of the same name, the film is set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, centering on CIA agent Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Kuryakin (Armie “Please Don’t Hurt ‘Em” Hammer). The two team 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.
The most notable casting in this flick is the inclusion of Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) and Elizabeth Debicki (the best thing about The Great Gatsby), but in the trailer I saw they were both relegated to a couple of vagina jokes and that was about it. Perhaps this new trailer does something to improve on that fact, but, like I said, I’m not watching it.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. hits theaters on Aug. 14, check out the trailer and a new poster below.