Thursday, January 8, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill, Sofia Boutella

Adapted from a Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' comic book the story involves aging secret agent, Harry Hart (Colin Firth), one of the elite super-spy unit of gentlemanly spooks (aka Kingsmen) and Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton), a juvenile tear away. Harry sees the potential in the street urchin and proceeds to train him to become an expert assassin. In a complex plot, together they try to stop a mad billionaire Valentine’s (Samuel L Jackson) bid for global domination through his zombie creating SIM cards. Pygmalion by another name this is another spy romp full of subtle references to all that has gone before. The movie keeps you entertained throughout if you like that sort of thing and will have appeal to 16 year old boys. Time was a movie like Kingsman would thrive in home entertainment DVDs etc. but I think this one will end up a popular computer game.