With the first month of 2015 out of the way, we have yet to have a bonafide hit on our hands. While American Sniper is mowing down all the competition at the box office with $321 million, I don't consider the war movie a 2015 release, despite its January 16th release date. America Sniper was, in fact, released on December 25, 2014 in a limited release in New York and Los Angeles and seeing how I live in New York City, I'm considering American Sniper to be a 2014 release instead. Although it's unlikely that Seventh Son or Jupiter Ascending will be the first action blockbuster of 2015, I'm going to give the edge to Kingsman: The Secret Service.
The new spy action movie from Matthew Vaughn is actually quite good in a very surprising way. While it's based on a comic book from Mark Millar, viewers don't have to be familiar with the original source material to enjoy the movie. In fact, I would actually go in as blind as possible. Trust me, it will be rewarding.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is wonderfully fun, while it delivers heavy action and comprehensive underdog story. And with Hollywood movie studios looking to start the "summer" blockbuster season earlier and earlier, Kingsman: The Secret Service might be that first action movie of the year that will keep audiences buzzing until the next big movie in 2015, which will most likely be The Divergent Series: Insurgent.
There are a number of action sequences in the movie that are already getting good word-of-mouth like the one below. It features Colin Firth as Agent Harry Hart, as an unassuming kick ass superspy. Let's set up the scene. Eggsy, played by Taron Egerton, butts heads with his mother's sleazy boyfriend, while Harry Hart is trying to recruit the young man for Kingsman. Harry owes Eggsy's family after he failed to save the life of Eggsy's father, a fellow Kingsman.
Trust me when I say that this action sequence is just the tip of the iceberg in Kingman: The Secret Service. I've watched the film twice already and I can firmly say that it's the most fun I've had while watching a movie in a long time.
While Kingsman: The Secret Service will open against Fifty Shades of Grey next week, I have a feeling that it's going to have better legs week-after-week. Also, the promise of a new Fantastic Four trailer in front of the new movie doesn't hurt either.
Kingsman: The Secret Service will hit theaters everywhere on February 13.