Kingsman: The Secret Service is a film about a veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing.
As you might have seen in previous posts, I went to the world premiere of this film here in London, but was unable to score a ticket. Every cast member that I met was down to earth and extremely friendly. Having to wait at least two weeks before I finally got to see the film was painful as seeing the small pieces I did while at the premiere made me really excited.
This film was an unexpected favourite of mine for this year. I went into the film knowing little about it, apart from the fact that Matthew Vaughn, the director of the original Kick Ass and X-Men: First Class, was adapting the comic to the screen. And boy was the film a piece of work. And, of course, the trailers. Director Matthew Vaughn, as a director, has definitely come a long way since the days of Kick Ass when he had to mortgage his house so he could help fund the film. Kingsman shows how he could balance both comedy and action without overdoing it in either direction. Many have described the film as a hybrid cross-breed of James Bond and Kick Ass and I couldn’t agree more. The film is a lot of fun and definitely shouldn’t be taken seriously. The film was so self-aware, it added to the comedy of it.
The film clearly shows how much fun the cast and crew had in making it, particularly in that of Colin Firth, who you would never expect to see such a film as Kingsman. It is really good to see Firth branching out from the role’s he’s usually known for playing (especially in the likes of charming British aristocrat, Mr. Darcy). He definitely shows his range in this action packed film.
Unknown Taron Egerton held up his own against fellow heavyweights Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson, proving his worth in the new wave of emerging actors.
Kingsman: The Secret Service was a film I didn’t know I wanted. If you have a spare two hours, make sure you spend it on this movie.