There’s a great fascination when it comes to the World Wars (pick and choose which ever), and for good reason, because there are so many stories revolving them to be told, so it’s likely that we’ll be seeing movies about them for a long time, even when it’s been 100 years since (which is not that far when you think about it). With these war themed movies, a main staple often involves some spies, and in this case, that’s exactly what we’re going for. Guy Ritchie is a director that I found appreciation for from my mother (love that woman), and since Snatch & Rock’N’Rolla are two of my favourites from him (not to mention the most recent Sherlock Holmes movies), there was no hesitation to watch what he conjured up in this war-time movie based on the television series of the same name (that I had not known about).
The ushering in of new & consistent faces is good to see, and though Henry Cavill (The Count of Monte Cristo, Man of Steel) is not exactly a new face, he is new enough that he’ll be embracing more roles, given the fact that he is the new face of Superman, one of the world’s most beloved superheroes. Armie Hammer, I’ve only been familiar with through The Social Network & J. Edgar, he too is an emerging face that will likely see a lot of big screen time, and both for good reasons, because they are pretty good at what they do. With both of them having the majority of screen time shared for the movie, and Guy at the helm of directing, there was a sense for what to expect, and that was a lot of violence, and a healthy dose of humour along with it.
Needless to say (unbiased) I did thoroughly enjoy this movie, because if you’ve seen a Guy Ritchie movie, there’s a style of directing & editing that bring a fast paced feel to them, they’re smart & witty, and all of that is exposed in this movie from start to finish. It’s your classic ‘stop the bad guys, and save the world’ vibe, but there are your evident double crosses & twists, which make or break spy movies. It’s always been that way, and I wouldn’t have expected this movie to be any different. You get your money’s worth from whichever direction you look at it, so I’d definitely recommend seeing it, as a good excuse to get out of your house but not kill yourself with the heat & humidity. Most importantly, the objective is to enjoy it, so for now, this is my opinion, this is my review
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