Ladies and gents! What are you up to right now? Mowing the lawn? Walking the dog? Discovering the key to immortal life and the cure to all diseases? Well, stop that this instant! Kingsman is out!
I recently saw Kingsman and might I just say in the most cliche way possible—where has this film been all my life?!
Kingsman: The Secret Service is the newest masterpiece from the eyes of Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class). I've been wanting to see this for awhile now, ever since I saw the first trailer! Not to mention so many people fro Moviepilot got to go see it early, and I ENVIED them!
Now that I've finally got to see it, I've got some issues to bring up.
Issue number one: This movie has been genre categorized wrong. It's beings described as a British spy action-comedy film. It's not this. It is more than this. Sure, on the front, Kingsman looks like your typical spy action-comedy film. But once you watch the movie, you will experience every emotion known to mankind! And maybe even some unknown to mankind! I wish there was a proper term for the feeling you get when experiencing all emotions at once! But it's indescribable.
There will be moments in this movie where you experience a sense of action. Instances in this film when you feel like laughing, bawling, or both! You experience fear, anxiety, anxiousness and just when you think you've gone through every emotion in the human cerebral cortex; it hits you, with love. Because you will adore this film!
You'll want to shrink this film down to pocket-size and carry it around with you, wherever you go! But enough about the feelings you get from the movie, let's talk about how endearing the cast is!
First off, Colin Firth is amazing in this film! Firth portrays the intellectual Bond-esque secret spy, Harry! Harry is the ultimate bad-ass! He's got some awesome spectacles, a dapper suit and an umbrella that does a LOT more than keep him dry! If you encounter this man in a bar, do not confront him when he's trying to enjoy his drink! This brings us to the next issue.
Issue number two: Why aren't we already making more films starring this guy?! Seriously, enough about Bond. I want to see Harry: Agent of Kingsman films out the wazoo! Or better yet, make Colin Firth the next bond! Now those would be some films I wouldn't hesitate to view over and over and over again!
Colin isn't the only one who transforms into a completely cool spy guy! Taron Egerton does an astounding job as Eggsy in Kingsman! He transforms from a lowly street punk, stealing cars and getting into bar fights, into a gentleman spy with the skills to take down a room of henchman!
You'll find yourself sympathizing and envying the character of Eggsy as he goes through the most dangerous job interview of his life!
And since this is an epic film, you need an epic villain!
Samuel L. Jackson plays billionaire tech master Valentine! Valentine has a nefarious plan to make everyone in the world kill each other. He'd kill them himself, but he hates the sight of blood. It makes him incredibly nauseous.
Without spoiling the film too much, the movie is amazing! It's like if a spy film meets Kick-Ass meets Scott Pilgrim! And though that combination might seem like a fiasco, it's the most perfect thing you'll ever feast your eyes on! This movie doesn't hold anything back!
It's got secret spies, evil eccentrics and even a lady who's feet are actual swords!
Kingsman is a good time! Definitely one of the best movies you'll see this year that proves you don't have to have a Marvel or DC logo slapped in your opening credits to be a super-film!
Forget seeing Fifty Shades or any other film this weekend! Go see Kingsman: The Secret Service! And after that, go see it again! Then, get the Blu-Ray when it releases! It's that good! I'll be seeing Kingsman again very soon!
10 out of 10 Oxfords for this creative and well-done cinema gold!