The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Bunny's brother informed us that “The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was worth seeing and that was enough to convince her to go. Me? I've never seen the television show so I was going into this movie cold, having no idea what exactly to expect.

It was a very fun movie. I think the producers were smart in keeping it set to the 60s and not attempting to modernize the storyline at all. The cinematography was good, and the use of split-screen gave the film a unique look (and to me, gave it more of a “60” vibe). The use of flashbacks (in some cases, flashing back to a scene that happened less than a minute earlier) I felt was a bit excessive (like the audience can't figure out what might have happened) but overall, it was a solid, lighthearted action spy flick set in the 60s that didn't take itself too seriously, nor was it an outright parody like Austin Powers.

On the down side, about the only thing it had in common with the television series (according to Bunny—remember, I never saw it) were the names. In fact, the term U.N.C.L.E. doesn't even come up until the last line of the movie. But if there are sequels, I for one, wouldn't mind seeing them.

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