Let me start off by saying, this is an origin story for Kingsman, and it serves its purpose well.
The origin story was mentioned briefly in the first Kingsman when Harry (Galahad) introduced Eggsy to the secret service. This movie fits that storyline and delivers it well and digs it deeper with the father-son relationship. Plus, we get to see Ralph Fiennes with some good action along with gentlemanly manners which is like a reverse-Voldemort if you think about it.
What gives it extra points for me is the message it conveys, and some of you may not like it — so many young men/women are being “tricked” by propaganda (patriotism is its other name) and joining wars without realizing what they are really getting into. This is the cornerstone of the whole Kingsman universe — The purpose of Kingsman is to end wars.
Of course, what’s missing as a classic spy element is all the cool spy gadgets. It was WWI, there’s no way around that, but they did find a fun way to fill that blank a little.
Overall, I think this movie is well-made, definitely better than the second Kingsman, and is worth watching if you like the Kingsman universe.
About The Peetimes: Here are good 3 Peetimes. Dan recommended the 2nd and 3rd if you can wait.
There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The King’s Man. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions.
|(R) Some Sexual Material | Language | Strong/Bloody Violence
|Action, Adventure, Comedy
|Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton
|Matthew Vaughn, Karl Gajdusek, Mark Millar
|United Kingdom, United States
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