What did I think of ARGYLLE?
Well, that’s not as easily answered as you’d like to think. Black and white on this one, I am not…
Buckle up for a wild ride through the absurdly entertaining world of ARGYLLE, where espionage meets outrageous fun in Matthew Vaughn’s latest cinematic masterpiece.
In a style reminiscent of his Kingsman movies, Vaughn concocts a crazy spy story that is both ridiculous but delightful.
From the get-go, it’s clear that ARGYLLE is not your typical spy thriller.
I’ll be honest: at the start I was worried… I didn’t think I’d make it through the next two hours and 19 minutes! TWO HOURS AND 19 MINUTES!!!!! The schmaltziness was a bit OTT (over the top)! The point though is that this movie needed to simulate a cheesy spy novel!
Vaughn delivers an action-packed comedy filled with twists, turns, and a hefty dose of unpredictability.
Much like his previous works, Vaughn infuses the film with his signature brand of humour and flair, creating a world where uncertain allies and enemies collide in a whirlwind of chaos.
Novelist Elly Conway is portrayed by Bryce Dallas Howard! I didn’t hate her in this role but it seems like many thought she was a complete mismatch as Elly!
Sam Rockwell, whose brilliantly insane performance adds a layer of hilarious genius, is part of the amazing ensemble cast. Both Catherine O’Hara and Bryan Cranston’s roles are perfectly suited! Samuel L. Jackson is as cool as ever.
The characters of the actual book are brought to life by Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena, and Henry Cavill. But let’s not forget the actual star of the ARGYLLE movie Chip, the vacant, indifferent and uninterested Alfie, the cat who often steals a scene.
Vaughn’s impeccable direction, and Lorne Balfe’s excellent score and well-chosen soundtrack, ensures that audiences are in for a good time.
ARGYLLE, I’ll admit, is entertaining… ridiculous, but entertaining! BUT you need to know what you’re in for – a James Bond, Ocean’s 11 or The Italian Job – this is not!
ARGYLLE is however an adventure that offers a refreshing escape from the mundane. With its mix of humour, action, and sheer absurdity, this film is a testament to Vaughn’s boundless creativity and talent as a storyteller.