The newest spy film from director Matthew Vaughn has an interesting concept about a spy novelist who writes about a secret agent whose missions he went on happened in reality but failed in their execution. “Argylle” has a convoluted plot and a very predictable twist that I figured out within forty-five minutes of the film. The film does contain some cool action sequences and a fantastic ensemble cast giving decent performances, which includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson. However, those two things aren’t enough to engage you in the movie. “Argylle” could have been so much fun, but its confusing screenplay and predictable surprises make this film, as they say in the Spy World mission failure. It should also be worth mentioning that this is Matthew Vaughn’s third bad movie in a row, which is crazy because he started strong with films like “Layer Cake,” “Stardust,” “Kick-Ass,” “X-Men: First Class,” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Following those films with “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The King’s Man,” and now “Argylle,” Vaughn is losing his upbeat style that made his early work so unique, and it will be interesting to see if he can get it back sooner rather than later.
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