Quick Review: Kingsman The Secret Service

Well I can certainly say that Kingsman was not what I expected. I saw this movie awhile back so I can’t remember every pros/cons so I’m just going to smash it up into one paragraph that may be a bit of a jungle mess.

I knew I was walking in to a spy movie with some great actors in it and expected some fun and cool action scenes. But I got a lot more. I think one of my favorite things about this film is that it really felt like a secret agent/super spy film. It is absolutely insane and I must be bonkers because I loved it. (Haha get it, my name is saywonderland…bonkers…no? Okay) The ridiculous spy gear they had, girl running on knives, Samuel L Jackson’s very pronounced lisp, and heads that exploded color and fireworks? Insane/Inane/whatever you want to call it was so extreme I couldn’t help but love it. I also have to note the action scenes – wicked cool and I have to give props for the camera movement, particularly the church scene. Absolutely insane. It is certainly cheeky, sleek, [whatever other vocabulary that can be used to describe a spy film] – I don’t know what could’ve been changed. The sex scene at the end maybe could’ve been excluded, although that was, I could see, just a tongue-in-cheek thing. But that’s really all I can say about the film. Again, I don’t delve too deep in these reviews. I’m also not a professional critic. It’s just to share my opinions and such on the film(:

Current ratings:

IMDb: 7.9/10 (users)

Rotten Tomatoes: 74% (critics)

Critics Consensus: Stylish, subversive, and above all fun, Kingsman: The Secret Service finds director Matthew Vaughn sending up the spy genre with gleeful abandon.

Metacritic: 58%

Mine: 4/5 Stars


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