When Kingsman Secret Service was released in 2014, it took the world by storm. There had been a shortage of great action packed spy movies and this was certainly refreshing to most audiences. Well after a short 3 years, a sequel to the movie is out- Kingsman, The Golden Circle.
Taron Egerton is back as the eccentric Eggsy who makes very little effort to get us hooked to the movie right off the bat with a great action scene. He is now involved with the Princess he rescued back in the previous movie. Things get messy when rejected Kingsman Charlie Hesketh is out for blood and this time he has a few upgrades. The Kingsman headquarters are reduced to rubble forcing Eggsy to team up with another elite secret organization in the United States called The Statesmen. The two elite organizations have to band together and form an alliance. They have to work together to defeat a ruthless enemy, a violent unknown organization called The Golden Circle.
The show circles around the group of well-trained agents as they run around showcasing their extraordinary skills that can only prove to keep you glued to the screen. Relying on nothing but their strength and wit, the agents work together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day a per usual. Pedro Pascal, Kingsmen Merlin, and Channing Tatum are a great addition to the sequel and they too have their own style. A surprise character is revealed during the course of the movie who is bound to shock people who had watched the previous sequel.
The story was a little underdeveloped compared to the previous movie. However, it is understandable since in the previous sequel pulled us in as we saw Eggsy grow into the agent that he is now. It is still a great movie to watch especially with the well-choreographed fight scenes and hilarious one-liners throughout the show. For the audience without high expectations, you will be sure to enjoy the movie. And to top it off, the movie is a whole 2 and a half hours long as opposed to the shorter movies that leave you feeling empty and wanting more.
PG-R for sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.
Genre: Action, Drama
Directed by Mathew Vaughn
Screenplay by Jane Goldman.
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges
Running Time: 2 hrs, 21 mins