Movie Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

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“Manners maketh man. Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson.”

Plot: A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Rating: 8/10

My little sister and I are solidly in the “we WON’T help Fifty Shades of Grey reach the billion dollar mark at the cinema” camp, so we chose to go watch Kingsmen this Saturday and man, that was forty bucks well spent.

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Kingsman is 100% fun and a great action film. Colin Firth sets the standard for kicking ass in a suit. I’ve never seen him in anything remotely like this and would never have thought it could work. It worked unbelievably well and I would support any person that chose him as the next Bond.

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Taron Egerton as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin did very well. I was unaware of his existence prior to this, and now I’m willing to watch anything with him in it. He was rough and angry and he truly seemed like a crazy English football fan. His journey from being a troublemaker to becoming someone aware of his capabilities was worth the watch. Eggsy is also my final proof in the argument FOR the Suit and against the Flatcap. Through the entire movie I was very meh about Egerton’s looks, and hell, then that suit happened. Bless that suit. Bless it now!

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I wasn’t a fan of Samuel L. Jackson’s Valentine. He was such a un-terrifying villain but what I did get from him was that people are currently obsessed with celebrities and are controlled through their mobile devices. His sidekick and her startling abilities was rather good to see and she was way more villainous than her master.

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Kingsman has a very satirical and mocking take on the whole spy-genre and it was immensely pleasing to see how they could joke around, swear at each other, get out of impossible situations, look classy and get things done all at the same time. The fighting scenes were incredible to behold and the music score during the fights made it all feel so surreal.

Most importantly, this movie is long but it doesn’t feel long, and I don’t say that often at all. It’s an excellent film and the only suggestion I would have given the producers was to release it at another time – Fifty Shades is undeserving to lead the box-office when there is something like this running around. Do yourself a favor and go see this!