The two leads were miscast. Henry Cavill trying to do Robert Vaughn was all wrong. Instead of the insousciant Napoleon Solo we got the smug Napoleon Solo. And Armie Hammer as a giant psychotic version of David McCallum’s character was just dumb. Were they paying tribute to Marvel by turning Illya Kuryakin into the Hulk?
Wrongest thing of all hiring Guy Ritchie to direct.Seems like he wanted to Europeanize an American TV show. Why? He tried to do it as a Sergio Leone type of story, where the characters keep double crossing each other, but his touch is too heavy-handed. The music score was mainly a pale imitation of an Ennio Morricone soundtrack.AAA-EEE-Aaah-EEE-Aaaah!
Biggest failing of all–and one common to these type of pseudo James Bond movies– really weak villain. A snobbish, anemic-looking blonde played by Elizabeth Debiki. What happened to THRUSH? I liked Alicia Vikander as Gaby. Best thing in the movie, though she was better as a guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.]
Guess what I objected to most was the way Ritchie wanted to set up familiar scenes we’ve all seen before and then turn them on their heads. Fine once or twice but a whole two hour movie of that gets repetitious and predictable. I liked the European locations fine but let’s bring Solo and Kuryakin home for the next one, if there is one. Had a lousy opening weekend. Killed by the boyz from Compton.and the MIF.