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MOVIE REVIEW – Kingsman: The Secret Service is must-see fun

Colin Firth shows Taron Egerton the special gadgets the Secret Service has access to use on special missions during the film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Courtesy 20th Century Fox
Colin Firth shows Taron Egerton the special gadgets the Secret Service has access to use on special missions during the film Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Courtesy 20th Century Fox

By Rodrigo Valverde/reporter

Moviegoers can be grateful Matthew Vaughn is here to rescue them from the lull at the box office with his new movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. 

This is the most fun moviegoers will have at the movie theaters thus far this year. This movie is amazing.

Having previously directed the comic book movies Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, Vaughn brings viewers another movie based on a comic book that is more in the style of Kick-Ass with over-the-top action and violence, comedy and stylized fight scenes and camera angles.

The film centers on Taron Egerton’s character Eggsy as he is recruited by Harry (Colin Firth) as a candidate to become a Kingsman when the death of one of their agents creates a vacancy.

Eggsy, along with a number of other recruits, has to pass a series of challenges, each one eliminating a candidate until only one is left, earning that person the job.

Meanwhile, the Kingsmen are trying to foil a plan of mass genocide by Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Richmond Valentine, who goes around the world giving away free SIM cards that cause people to act uncontrollably violent when his satellites broadcast a signal to them.

The film has some silly characters, including Richmond and in some ways acts as a parody of old James Bond films and even makes jokes about old “hero vs. villain” movies, but it all adds to the enjoyment.

The movie is filled with unrealistic, explosive action scenes that are captivating and thrilling. The fight scenes are also well choreographed. Fans can definitely see Vaughn’s style throughout the film.

The entire cast did an impressive job including Egerton, who has done few films but has quite a career ahead of him. Mark Strong, Michael Caine and Mark Hamill play strong supporting roles that give the newcomer Egerton time to shine.

Firth, however, steals every scene he’s in, bringing his elegance and proper nature to his character but also commanding his presence. Firth also got into shape for the role so that he could do most of his fight scenes, as well. Only he can make a bar fight scene, using an umbrella as his weapon, look as cool as he does. He is the best part of the film.

With a runtime of just over two hours, the film never has a dull moment. The solid cast, incredible visuals and fast pace are sure to keep the audience on the edge of their seats and wanting to see this movie again immediately afterward.

Kingsman: The Secret Service is in theaters everywhere and gets an instant recommendation for everyone.

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