Film Review: “Kingsman: The Secret Service” by Blade Brown
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.
Loosely based on the graphic novel of the same name, Kingsman: The Secret Service reunites director Matthew Vaughn(Layer Cake, X-Men: First Class) with acclaimed writter Mark Millar(Wanted, Nemesis, Civil War) who previous worked together on the film “Kick Ass”. Like “Kick Ass”, this movie takes elements from the superb source material and creates an exhilarating film experience.
The story centers around Eggsy(Taron Egerton) . Who although is bright and capable, lives an aimless life in London with his mom, abusive stepfather and younger half sister. Fate has him cross paths with Harry Hart(Oscar Winner Colin Firth). A tailor, who unknown to Eggsy is really a secret agent working for the Kingsman organization. An organization Eggsy’s biological father worked for, and who’s death has weighed heavily on Harry’s conscience. Upon revealing who his is to Eggsy, he offers him the opportunity to enlist in Kingsman and find a purpose in his life.
Meanwhile, billionaire Richmond Valentine(Played by the brilliant Samuel L. Jackson) has created a universal sim card that’ll fit in all cellular devices providing free calls for the world. The device is apart of a plan set in motion to shed the earth’s population by way of mind control. Upon figuring out his plan, its up to Harry & the Kingsman organization to foil his plan.
This is a hardcore action movie. A summer popcorn flick disguised as a winter release. A smart, slick and fun film that will leave you satisfied whether you read the book or not. Sequel? God I hope so.
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