Monday, 16 September 2013
Man from Uncle: The Helicopter Spies (3½ Stars)
U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) witness the aerial destruction of an African village by Dr. Kharmusi using his newly developed “thermal prism”. U.N.C.L.E. then seeks out notorious safe cracker (and former thermal prism researcher himself) Luther Sebastian to help them steal the device from Dr. Kharmusi. Sebastian is on an island with a religious group called “The Third Way”, a mystical organization made up of disciples with white hair, who have the belief that when the “Old Man” in their group finally speaks after twenty years of silence The Third Way will have dominion over the world. Wanted in nearly two dozen countries Sebastian agrees to leave the island and help U.N.C.L.E. in return for world-wide immunity from prosecution.