On “The Man From U.N.C.L.E”

So today was another movie day. Like I said yesterday, mostly just feel like I need to get out a bit more. Today’s movie was the one I wanted to see yesterday “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander and is based off a 1960’s TV series.

The show takes place some time in 1963 during the Cold War when there was a lot of tension between the U.S and Russia over nuclear weapons. Personally, I liked the movie. It took the right amount of time setting things up and moved quickly. I liked the visual presentation and the acting was pretty good. I think the movie suffers in one aspect, and that is that there is an ever growing audience that cannot relate to anything in this movie, other than that it is a spy movie. It has been long enough now since the Berlin Wall came down that a lot of younger people were not alive when that was still around.

Now I was not alive in the 60’s obviously, so all that part was over with before I was born, but I remember being in school when the wall came down and I’ve actually seen part of it in a museum. So I was interested in seeing how they portrayed the time period. Obviously they couldn’t do a lot of exterior shots because of time, and they really don’t show the wall at all. It’s just implied that it’s there. Hopefully you at least know what I’m talking about, I really don’t feel like I need to explain the Berlin wall to people.

Anyways, the movie quickly moves out of Germany and in to Rome and it moves along nicely. I particularly enjoyed that the theater was nice and quiet today. There was only 2 people in the theater besides myself and the only sounds that were made were coughing which I can’t fault anyone for. If they were talking I couldn’t hear it so thank you people that were in there with me today. I think it helped that I got in to the earliest showing that they had today, which since I live in the South means that most people were in church and not at the movies.

Anyways, not much to really say about the movie other than I enjoyed it. I’ll probably get it when it comes out on Blu-Ray.

Now I’m going to talk about some other parts of the day so far, but this is just extra stuff.

Part of what I wanted to do today was go out and try a new place for breakfast. I really enjoy eating at non-chain places when I can because they tend to just have better food and sometimes better service. I won’t say the name of the place, since you could google that and find out the approximate area where I live, but I will say that I was extremely pleased with the food. So much that I did something I don’t typically do and took a photo of it before I started in on it.

There were also pancakes

They also had some really old, like 30+ year old, Trivial Pursuit cards on the tables. I am guessing on the age, but every single question on there pertained to stuff from at least around the time that 2001: A Space Odysee was in theaters. I say that because there were questions that had that as the answer, and I know that movie came in 1968 (thanks internet). So I would say the cards were from an edition that came out some time in the 1970’s. Needless to say I didn’t know any of the answers.

So overall it’s been a decent day. I enjoyed my movie and had a good breakfast. I just about had a meltdown driving home because of some music that was on the radio, which has been on of my sadness/depression triggers lately. I ended up turning off the radio, which put in the silence which also doesn’t help.

I think the rest of the day will be videos, maybe some Hearthstone, and maybe another movie tonight. I picked up “X-Men Days of Future Past” on sale today, and I haven’t seen it so that might be a good watch.

Tomorrow is the last day of Blaugust, so I just have to make it another day. I can’t say I’m going to keep up posting daily but that will probably be the topic of tomorrows posting.

2 thoughts on “On “The Man From U.N.C.L.E””

  1. It wasn’t a great movie, but a good one. It was very stylish and had a great sound track and made me want to see the sequel… except, of course, it opened up on the same day as Straight Out of Compton and had a poor first weekend showing at the box office, so there likely will be no sequel.

    • I wouldn’t be so sure, I think just because it didn’t have a great first weekend wouldn’t keep them from making one. Reviews aren’t terrible, and it certainly sets up a sequel. If worse movies can get them I have hope for it. Though, if there isn’t one then at least it was a good stand-alone film.

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