Typically with our movie of the week selections we have chosen to focus on movies that have been released on home video, this week we will be looking at film that is currently in theaters that I think is worth your time and money, Kingsman: The Secret Service.
The last time director Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, X-Men 1st class, Kick-Ass) adapted a Mark Millar (Wanted, Civil War, The Ultimates) comic book into a movie audiences were treated to Kick-Ass, a violent, humorous, and fun take on the superhero genre. This time the two have have teamed up again for their take on 70’s era spy films with Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Kingsman features many of the typical elements that audiences would expect from a James Bond style spy film; action, damsels in distress, cool gadgets, over the top villains and their secret hidden fortresses. While Kingsman enjoys paying to tribute to traditional spy films, it also has a lot of fun paroding them as well, and playing around with our expectations. The film features some excellent action sequences that are very well put together and are also a lot of fun.
I found Kingsman: The Secret Service to be a very entertaining spy film. The audience I saw the movie with really got into the film as it moved along, and by the end everyone seemed to be laughing and enjoying the ride. The movie is definitely not for everyone, if you are expecting it to be a traditional Colin Firth movie (romantic comedy, or talkie period piece) you will be disappointed, and if you are easily offended this may not be the movie for you. However if you are a fan of over the top action movie like I am I think you will find a lot to enjoy with this movie.
4/5 Popcorn Buckets