Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Gateway Cineplex
Directed byMatthew Vaughn
Produced by
  • Adam Bohling
  • David Reid
  • Matthew Vaughn
Screenplay by
Based onThe Secret Service
by Mark Millar
Dave Gibbons
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, 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. Written by 20th Century Fox
MANNERS MAKETH MAN-
William of Wykeham (1324 - 1404), Motto of Winchester College and New College, Oxford

It is by politeness, etiquette and charity that society is saved from falling into a heap of savagery.

KINGSMAN is a very entertaining film filled with action, wit and humor.  It would have been perfect if not for the unnecessary killings or mass genocide or that scene towards the end that men enjoyed.

Even if the story belongs to the spy genre, I couldn't help but compare it to Stanley Kubrick's A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.  Both stories are disparate, but when heads were popping in colorful manner, the Kubrick masterpiece came to mind.

Samuel L. Jackson is very versatile, indeed and Colin Firth is very laudable.  Taron Egerton sort of reminds me of Chris O'Donnel, but of course, he has his own charm.  Michael Caine?  Well, he's Michael Caine.  An indefatigable thespian.  




Even with all the gore and traumatic scenes(watch out for the scene that showcased Eggsy's sibling's fear), I am still excited to see the sequel.  

The action scenes are great, but I pray that the sequel would add more substance to the story.  I hope Roxy's role in the next installment would be braver and better.  I share her fear of heights, so I am happy that she was able to conquer it.

Video shot by Robert Hanashiro for USA Today

CAST:


COLIN FIRTHGALAHAD
MICHAEL CAINEARTHUR
TARON EGERTONEGGSY
MARK STRONGMERLIN
SOFIA BOUTELLAGAZELLE
SAMUEL L JACKSONVALENTINE
SOPHIE COOKSONROXY


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