(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t seen the television series this movie is based on, but I did find myself really enjoying this movie. I found my interest piqued by the trailer and so, when I got a chance to watch it, I went to the cinema.
I liked the fact that the movie went straight into the action. Although there was little opportunity to learn about the characters to begin with, the movie provided a lot of those details through the course of the film.
What I was confused about was why Solo and Illya ended up going from fighting each other to working together. Neither seemed to find it that strange… though Solo did question it. I did, however, like the fact that the two former enemies ended up becoming something like friends by the end.
The romance was a bit heavy in this movie, but I liked the interactions between Illya and Gaby… especially when Gaby got drunk and literally threw herself at Illya. It was amusing to see Illya trying to act more harmless as he was undercover… but not doing a very good job of restraining himself.
There were other amusing scenes in this movie and it was good to see all of the intricacies. There was a lot of detail in the plot… and some things that didn’t make sense, but were returned to so that viewers could see the process that led to certain events.
It was also interesting to see Hugh Grant in a more action role… though his character didn’t do much in the way of action. I also recognised quite a few of the other actors in this movie.
There was a good amount of action and a lot that was good about the relationships between the characters. While I’m not sure I’d watch this movie again, it was entertaining enough the first time and if you enjoy action movies, I recommend this one.