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What Is Argylle?


Checking Deadline this morning, I saw news that a movie I had barely heard of, Argylle (which I now know how to spell) was a box-office bomb. It’s some kind of overwrought spy spoof. Now that I think of it, I dimly remember hearing of its casting.


Neither audiences nor critics liked it. It was a $200M production Matthew Vaughn sold to Apple, meaning he is, as the great Liberace put it, crying all the way to the bank.


It seems to be a classic case of how giant bombs are made: somebody with a track record of hits sells something stupid solely on his track record. The executives who enabled it have an excuse: “But it’s Matthew Vaughn.”


It must be great to have a track record of hits!

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How can anyone who's been to a movie theater in the last five months not have known this was coming out? They stuck the trailer for this thing in front of EVERYTHING (even The Zone Of Interest...!).

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I cannot understand this. When theaters closed for 5-1/2 months in mid-2020, I felt like I was missing a limb.

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Well it's another one of those bombs with a great score by Lorne Balfe didn't see the movie but listened to it on Apple music

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"Great score by Lorne Balfe".



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When I first about it, Cavill doing another spy film, I thought I might dip a toe in it. Then I saw the trailer-hard pass!

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