‘Operation Fortune’ is a fun spy film

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Jason Statham stars in Guy Ritchie’s newest film Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre. This is a combination of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and James Bond. It’s a fun spy film with a lot of quick banter and plenty of punches along the way.

British Special Agent Orson Fortune (Statham) is tasked with an unusual job for his latest undercover assignment. He puts together a new “team” consisting of tech genius Sarah Fidel (Aubrey Plaza), and J.J. Davies (Bugzy Malone), a tough guy who knows his way around a gun. Their job is to find a stolen high value item and retrieve it. But they have no idea what the item is. All they know is that it is important and conceivably very dangerous.

With their boss (Cary Elwes) back in London, Fortune and his team take off to far off lands to track this item. To help them in this job they recruit a top movie star named Danny Francesco (Josh Hartnett) who has a history of playing smart, tough guys on the silver screen. The problem is that he now has to play himself, something new for him.

They are soon led to billionaire Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant) who is enchanted with Sarah and is impressed with Danny. After all, Danny is one of the biggest movie stars.

With all their smarts and talents, not to mention their fighting abilities, they manage to save the day and from the time the team is formed until the time when all is well with the world once more, at least for the time being, the story is fun and enjoyable.

Directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie, Operation Fortune is a high-powered story of spies, cons, and international intrigue. Statham is known for playing smart-talking tough guys and his fans love that about him. In this film he will definitely not disappoint them on that regard. He is his usual loveable tough guy and in this case has a lot of idiosyncrasies, which add to his desirability. Yes, he is a top spy but he also has some quirks that make him even more amiable thank usual. And fans of Hugh Grant will also not be disappointed, as he is just as enjoyable as ever.

Operation Fortune is rated R for language and violence. The movie opens March 3, 2023.

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Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment industry for over 25 years. She also writes about products and travel. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, is the entertainment correspondent for Good Day Orange County, and has her own TV show, Beyond the Red Carpet, on Village Television in Orange County. She is a longstanding member of the Television Critics Association and is accredited by the MPAA. Follow her on Twitter.