Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service

If you go into Kingsman thinking it's going to be a peppy, James Bond for the younger crowd type of movie, you'll either be pleasantly surprised that it's a bit more or appalled that it's a lot more. Yes, Kingsman does poke fun at James Bond and other spy movie tropes (think James Bond + Spy Kids + Austin Powers), but it also does its own thing.

The Kingsmen have recently lost one of their own, and need a replacement. Enter young Eggsy and about nine other hopefuls, who go through "the most dangerous job interview" of their lives. The movie takes us through the various challenges the candidates face, while also showing us another developing plot: missing celebrities, a wealthy philanthropist's gift to humanity, and a nefarious plot to cleanse the world's population. When the two stories meet head on, it's almost too late, but Eggsy, Merlin, and Galahad have a plan.

A brilliant soundtrack and a delightful cast filled with both veterans and rookies round out this fun adventure of a movie. The theater where Jesus and I saw it wasn't very full, but everyone laughed out loud through the whole viewing. An advisory for the weak-stomached and tender-eared: Kingsman features colorful language and even more colorful violence. Not for the faint of heart or those with conservative senses of humor. I personally found the language true to the events and the violence more shocking/silly/obnoxious than gory, but I know not everyone will agree with me!

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