Friday, February 13, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

Taron Egerton and Colin Firth (r) star in Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, 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 into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Gazelle (Sofia Boutella) proclaims, "Oh, you need to see this!" This is the Church "Burly Brawl," a symphony of death & destruction that could should finish 2015 as Best Action Sequence. Unfortunately it takes more than an hour to get to. Kingsman is still plenty good beforehand, just not great. Speaking of, Sam Jackson is (love that lisp.) Colin Firth too, as a prim-and-proper 007-type. Terrific soundtrack and loads of humor... perhaps too much. Reminds me of Kick-Ass, only more playful. Vaughn's track record remains intact; but I wanted more. Perhaps "this ain't that kind of movie." Close enough however.