Guy Ritchie created a new take on an old TV show that took place in the 1950’s. I was never born and never had the chance to watch it. The new film that was based on the show stars two hunks: Henry Cavill known, for his perfect performance as Super-man now plays a chiseled, art thief turned spy. Cavill has the looks, the acting chops, and the stature to play the role. He is a secret agent undercover working during the cold war in the 60’s, and he is forced into working with Armie Hammer, who plays a Russian spy. The two have absolute chemistry. It’s almost as if they have fallen in love. There is also a girl spy that ties it all together but the real love seems to be between the two men.
This film is less about special effects and more about the relationship between Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill as they try to save the World from a nuclear disaster. The film is funny, with stunning costumes of the 60’s, Cavill almost seems to be a cross between Mad Men’s Don Draper and James Bond. He looks like a younger and hotter Draper and Armie plays a violent tempered Russian Spy. The bond between them was very entertaining.
The only problem with the movie is there is no romance. It was more about fighting and less about sex. With a sexy cast like Cavill and Hammer, it was a real waste. That was my only problem with the film. Sex sells and if you have two of Hollywoods sex symbols why not use that!
Mission Impossible takes place now, and the special effects are over-the-top while this film was less flashy with more substance. It is a very entertaining film, and I hope they make sequels. Light summer fun with a great view! More films with Cavill and Hammer, please! Next time add romance! Opens Thursday and Nationwide on Friday. PG13 but wished it was a bit wilder, and R. Hugh Grant is fantastic in this film and pulls the plot together at the end. I don’t want to spoil it for you.