Review 2014 by RD Clark
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Written by: screenplay & Matthew Vaughn
Based on the comic, “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Samuel L Jackson, Sofia Boutella
Complete Cast here
Running time: 129 mins
A street-wise delinquent is recruited into a clandestine society of secret agents, at a time when a plot to decimate the human race is getting very thick.
This was made by the same gang that did Kick-Ass and you will notice the same over-the-top joyful violence throughout this one. Beautifully gimmicky and hell bent-paced, it barrels its way through a fairly simple plot, leaving you spinning and panting for more.
It goes haywire a couple of times and the violence starts to get a bit tiresome, as if the director doesn’t know when to stop. Thankfully, it gets over this, but not before getting head-shakingly silly. This kind of put a couple kinks in the flow that I found jarring.
All in all, though, I would recommend this one. But get a baby-sitter; way too violent for the little ones. There is a mid-credits scene, but nothing after that but some decent music.
Flytrap rating: 7.5/10
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