Retro spy thriller with a cool soundtrack. Solid action sequences with enough intrigue to keep you guessing most of the way along, though at times felt like it could have done with a touch more editing. There’s a possible option for sequels, though the mystique of the play has been laid bare and that could become ‘just another spy story’ so unlikely.
Actors: James McAvoy
Too much CGI for my liking. Suffering from the “getting too big for its boots” syndrome where reality is suspended and the lives of mortals are set aside for the sake of the set pieces and the world-spanning drama that ensues. In my most humble of opinions, such threats should be sandboxed elsewhere and not on Earth as it’s too familiar. Star Wars destroyed planets but kept the story human. Marvel is (or at least some studios producing their films are) drifting into one out of two.
Some great dark visions in this entry into the canon. The action was solid and I was glad it was confined, either in private (mostly) or the major set-pieces in the far future. This kept the 70s segments more ‘real’ and fitting in with the Marvel universe and lack of awareness of the population at that time. Getting ready for Apocalypse …