Lest you think from previous posts that I’m too elitist and don’t see enough popular films, I’ll weigh in briefly on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Spy.
Although I think Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander have great chemistry – loved all of their scenes together – I wanted a little more spunk and edginess from this Guy Ritchie vehicle. The ‘60s look is fun, but I wanted Ritchie to take things even further.
On the other hand, I laughed lot at Spy. Not that it’s great art, or anything, but this Paul Feig comedy scores high on the entertainment meter, and Melissa McCarthy (and a strong supporting cast) is a big part of the reason.
So, in this spy vs. spy battle, I have to give the edge to Spy. I enjoyed it more than I expected, which is always a viewing pleasure.