Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (director of the first Kick Ass movie and X-Men First Class), Kingsman The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid (Taron Egerton) into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Oscar winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) headlines Kingsman The Secret Service as a veteran secret service agent.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Review)
By Audrey Shine (Wild About Movies resident critic)
Kingsman lives up to the hype.
This movie is pure fun. A crazy villain; a secret spy/peace keeping organization; blue blood vs working class humor; plot surprises; technical wizardry; stunning stunts; and really good tailoring. What more you could ask for?
Kingsmen isn’t a James Bond or Jason Bourne thriller. It’s an action movie with comic twists and turns that keep the audience amused and interested in “how will this all end” way. It features a strong, star studded cast: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine – are all headliners and convincingly cast in their roles. It’s obvious that Samuel L. Jackson is having the time of his life playing the crazy conniving communications villain and his accomplice, Sofia Boutelle as Gazelle, are so evil that it is quite comic, like “Boris and Natasha” in the old “Rocky and Bullwinkle” TV show. The breakthrough star is Tom Egerton, as spy wannabe Eggie. His transformation is complete by the end of movie which is predictable, but is not without excitement and humor.
It’s obvious that there will be more Kingsman to come, so consider seeing this movie to get in on the groundfloor. Samuel L. Jackson announced on the Tonight show that Kingsmen menwear will be a clothing line offered to the public for your own dashing bespoke spy look – finally a brand extension targeted at adults rather than princess costumes for young girls. As the Brits say – “Brilliant.” And the movie, too.