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I came into the theatre expecting to see an average, but cool, spy movie; and I got it, plus more. This movie is like a funny, and to me more exciting version of James Bond.
Kingsman is a secret service of gentlemen no one knows about it and it is kept all under wraps. The son of one of the agents killed in the start of the movie, has a job interview (if you can call it that) to become one of the Kingsman agents after having a tough life without his father. While doing this month’s long interview he makes friends and enemies. All while his mentor is trying to take down a billionaire “philanthropist” from destroying the earth.
This movie had it all, and I for one will be buying the DVD when it comes out. This film had the perfect amount of witty banter and cheekiness to keep you laughing and entertained. I enjoyed the jokes and the relationship between all the characters very much.
The plot does seem a little simple, but have no fear, there are a few little (and big) twists to keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat.
The violence in this film was also surprising. I expected to see punches being thrown, maybe a bloody lip and a black eye here and there, but there was much more. There were people being shot, impaled, and exploded. While this was surprising it didn’t take away from the movie at all.
Not to mention the way the fighting scenes were shot. The camera work was great, and it felt like you were actually in the fight. In a lot of movies you can tell that it isn’t the actor, and its clearly the stunt double, but not in this. The stunt doubles also did a great job.
Overall I loved this film. The perfect amount of fighting, humor, love, and inspiration a good story need. It will entertain viewers from all ages and is definitely a movie that you need to see.