The expectations were already there, but the confirmation is now there. Argyllethe Apple film starring Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill, is one you can easily skip.
As of today, Dua Lipa, the artist who has won the hearts of millions of music lovers worldwide, can be seen in her very first cinema film. One that, partly thanks to the large star cast, managed to arouse a little suspicion.
It is therefore anything but a surprise that the film, which was produced for Apple TV+ by Universal Studios, is really being razed to the ground by the international media.
Argylle: Apple film starring Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill
Aubrey Argylle is the main character of the story that is central and written by a spy novelist. Sounds a little confusing, but from the mind of Matthew Vaughn, it makes perfect sense.
To be clear: Henry Cavill plays the role of Aubrey Argylle, who travels the world as a spy for various missions and regularly encounters seductress LaGrange, played by Dua Lipa. The thing is, this is not the story of the Apple movie, but Argylle mainly follows the writer who comes up with all this.
A fictional world within a fictional world, so to speak.
If Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill are the USP…
The film, which after its time in the cinema moved to Apple’s streaming service (Apple TV+), was mainly praised for its star cast.
Not surprising, because this includes Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill (Superman). We also see the familiar faces of Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World).
It’s only when the star cast is the USP that it always worries me personally. Then the story may not be as interesting as you would think in advance. Usually not really a reason to be right, but this time I do.
The film has an average score of 35% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not surprising either, because titles like The Hollywood Reporter really criticize the film.
“It’s all starting to look a bit like those overpriced advertisements for luxury products that you never want to buy. Perfume, car, that kind of thing.” Oof…
Has Argylle got the critics treatment?
Now I personally have to admit very honestly that the critics scores on Rotten Tomatoes don’t mean much to me anymore. Personally, I always want to wait and see what the rest of the world (read: regular viewers) thinks about it.
For example, I recently watched a crazy and insane series on Netflix, which was dramatically rated by critics with a score of 45%. However, viewers gave the series a score of 75%, which I agreed with much more.
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