Film Ireland are delighted to be involved in a mentorship programme in conjunction with The Computer Clubhouse.
The Computer Clubhouse is located in the heart of the liberties in Dublin and exists to provide young people with new skills, confidence and choices that are not otherwise available to them, helping them to succeed in their careers and lives. The Computer Clubhouse provides a safe and creative learning environment in multimedia technology for young people between the ages of 10 and 18. They are a non-profit organization and are part of a global network of 105 Clubhouses based on a best practice template for after-school learning.
Film Ireland is working with The Clubhouse to provide writing opportunities for young people under the guidance of mentors focusing on discussing and writing film reviews.
Below, Luke Carruthers reviews The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is yet another agent film in 2015 starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer directed by Guy Ritchie based on the TV series with the same name. Based during the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organisation plans to use nuclear weapons to destroy the balance of power between the United States and the Soviet Union. A CIA agent and a KGB agent are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together.
Entering to see the movie my expectations were high and the film exceeded them. I quite liked the progression of the story and how it didn’t just jump straight into it. I appreciate how the movie got the two character’s backstories in very quickly but very well, because by hearing their backstories you can understand why they’d react in a certain situation or why the character would act a certain way. A good example would be the Russian’s temper.
I enjoyed the comedy in the movie because it wasn’t over the top but it was still funny and it was used at the correct moments.
One of my favourite things about the film was how it put something really small into a scene which you don’t think about when you see it and forget about it a few seconds later. Then the film later reveals why they did it and that it was actually important. I also really liked the rivalry relationship between the two agents.
Overall I really enjoyed the movie and definitely recommend this film.