While it's only January, one of my most anticipated movies of the first few months on 2015 is Kingsman: The Secret Service. Not because I watched the movie back in November, but I just really want to watch it again! It opens in a few weeks, but here are 6 things I've learned from the newest movie from director Matthew Vaughn.
Best Dressed Men
Kingsman: The Secret Service features some of the best dressed men in movies this year. The costume design alone is worth watching the movie in theaters. The suits are all high class and stunning, while the film's "dressed down" look even looks immaculate. The film features clothing from Gucci, Canali, Drake’s, T urnbull & Asser, and Cutler & Gross. Kingman: The Secret Service is the perfect combination of chic, guns, and class.
Love Letter to the British Spy Genre
On its surface, Kingsman: The Secret Service is a spy movie, but if you take a closer look, you can clearly see that Matthew Vaughn was itching to make a love letter to the genre. From its storyline to its characters, the film is full of references to Casino Royale, Where the Spies Are, and The Spy Who Loved Me. There are even touches of the modern spy genre with Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer.
Evil Russell Simmons?
Samuel L. Jackson is great in Kingsman: The Secret Service. He plays a maniacal and well-mannered supervillain named Valentine who wants to destroy a majority of the Earth's population to re-build the world with the super powerful, the wealthy, and the elite. You can tell by his killer wardrobe that he's some sort of evil Russell Simmons, right?
While trailers tease viewers of the action in Kingsman: The Secret Service, you have no idea who bonkers the movie really is. There's a sequence that takes place in a church that is just simply amazing. It's some of the best action I've seen all year and I watched this movie back in 2014. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with the action sequences in the movie.
Biting Social Satire
As mentioned above, Valentine's plan to kill off most of the world's population to make way for the super wealthy isn't too far off from what's happening in the news today. In fact, one of the things I really like about Kingsman: The Secret Service is that it has a point-of-view. It's rare that a blockbuster action popcorn movie has an outlook on social issues and society, but leave it up to Matthew Vaughn to give the film some brains and a perspective on class.
It's actually pretty fun!
While January and February are considered the dumping grounds for movie studios, Kingsman: The Secret Service is better than that tag. It's full of wonderful action and hilarious moments, while it's also a non-stop thrill ride from beginning to end. The movie is better than most other movies with February release dates.
Kingsman: The Secret Service hits theaters everywhere on February 13, 2015.