Year Released: 2014
Main Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Sofia Boutella, Mark Strong
Review Date: May 2016
Last watched: April 2016
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD
Quite a lot being chewed off here. Lots of James Bond and In Like Flint and other spy/action film. So lots to live up to as well.
Colin is a very special type of British actor and almost always the English gent character but he’s a solid actor, believable. Have to admit I was wary of his casting here but worked out fine enough. I wouldn’t rate it as his finest hour but that’s down to the awkward way the film tries to stride across ‘normal’ people with family lives and fantasy spy worlds, merging realistic with the extraordinary. I don’t think it hits the mark properly and Taron’s London attitude doesn’t mean anything to me. Not a smooth-enough spy flick, is what I’m trying to say.
Sofia is acrobatic and elegant, Mark is good and Michael is a nice touch.
Neat idea that could have worked as a TV series and perhaps it’s meant to have been a pilot for that. Cute, watchable enough and a bit of fun but not very satisfying.
DVD Extras: Wow, these guys are all keen! The cast and crew, I mean! Many interviews with all of them and loads of enthusiasm.
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?