Friday, September 22, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Movie Review

Taron EgertonColin Firth & Pedro Pascal (r) star in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Let's Go Crazy

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: "Kingsman: The Secret Service" introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the U.S. called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.... Directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Kingsman: The Secret Service was charming, original and stylish. The Golden Circle? None of the above. It's overlong (by about an hour) poorly written (Vaughn, Jane Goldman) and saturated with cartoonish action & random, star-studded cameos. In other words, Austin Powers... without any laughs. Want proof? There's a scene where Colin Firth & Sir Elton John double team a robot dog with bowling balls. Bowling balls. Julianne Moore has a few good moments, but she's no Sam Jackson; and Taron Egerton might be the worst British spy since Johnny English. Toss another sequel on the "shoulda never made it" barbie.

Grade: D-