A good sequel to the first, continuing the over-the-top comic-book style (of its source material) with more of the same action sequences, a smattering of humour and touching moments. Although much of the process is two-dimensional and everybody gets there in the nick of time (as usual, but it is an action/thriller/comedy) it keeps you engaged and – more importantly – entertained throughout the runtime. Despite being ‘Stateside’, it didn’t feel that the ‘Britishness’ had been sucked out of it and Elton John was, well, Elton and the linking of music in the movie to action sequences backed with the same movie accentuated the comic nature of the movie. I hope they continue the franchise with another movie, though saving the world again might be a tough story to spin.
Pop comics. Worked in Ant-man, though this felt like it was a parody of Thor et al; a sort-of Thor does Fifth Element. All the meat of the story glossed over. Pretty, but not much else. Sorry guys.
This movie followed the same tone as the first but seemed to want to beat the first movie’s premise and outdo itself in as many ways possible. Still bright and shiny and peppered with humour, this outing started to feel like Marvel were just trying to up the problem stakes to interstellar levels. We all know Thanos is around the corner so, I guess, we have to see the teams up against seismic odds beforehand. But is there a time that a movie can be too like its comic book origin and start to fall flat?
It felt like we were back in the original series, though slightly less tongue-in-cheek as some of the antics. The chemistry was there and this spy escapade had the feel of an early Bond, or what a Bond could be under a different direction. Nice set pieces with a grounding in the reality of the era. Hope to see more of UNCLE as it has franchise potential like IMF, 007, etc.