Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Man From UNCLE & News On Ouija 2

In this scene, Napoleon Solo needs to cause a commotion to get the attention of the hostess, Victoria; he does so by allowing a guard to clumsily punch him so he can then cause a greater commotion and proceed to rob her of several expensive jewelry pieces. Just as the punch in this scene contains a greater meaning than just a punch (the need for commotion) so the entire film is like this, nearly every single scene, embedding additional meaning and begging us to enter in and interpret it. There are so many sophisticated narrative devices used in the film, it would probably take me five or six posts--specifically focusing on just one aspect, like the music--in order to feel like I had a significant percentage of the film decoded; sadly, I don't have the time to do that, so we will just have to settle for much less. 
It was every single bit as good as I was expecting and then some, especially in the comedy department. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a wonderful addition for Guy Ritchie's oeuvre. Cavill is incredibly funny and suave while Hammer is exceedingly likable. Vikander plays a tough little girl who holds her own well, and I sincerely hope this is the beginning of a franchise. There is bad news on the horizon, however: the definitively pro-capitalist film Quija, which was made for a mere $5 million and banked $100 million, is getting a sequel with film makers who are far more pro-socialist (they made the film Oculus, which was rank with socialism and anti-capitalism) than writer and director of Ouija Stiles White, also maker of The Possession (which was a brilliant take the spreading of socialism in the US today).
Getting The Man From UNCLE up asap!
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