I'm a little late to the party but I think it's time that I write a review for this film. "Kingsman" is a great film, overall. The action sequences are amazing as well as Colin Firth, who did 80% of his own stunts. But the actual plot of the movie, more like the villain's plot, I hated. I loved the story of Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and how Harry (Firth) redeemed himself through mentoring him. I also loved Samuel L. Jackson as Valentine, the villain with a lisp and a weak stomach. However, the cell phone sim cards that made everyone go mad wasn't a hit for me.
The film paid homage to the classes British spy movies which Jackson and Firth pointed out through the film. It did a good job of that. It was both serious and cartooney at the same time. Sometimes the mix did rub me the wrong way, though. I don't want to give anything away but there's a sequence at the end of the film where part of it is very funny and silly but the other side is serious and what I found to be disturbing. If I just judge the film on content, I can't say that it was the best but when I judge it as a whole picture, it's really quite good. I know that's a confusing statement but this movie made me feel that way.
Taron Egerton was very good in his role and looked the part of the spy. Colin Firth really impressed me as an action star and I'd like to see him in a role like that again, soon. The Church scene that was shot in one take took my breath away. Samuel L. Jackson shined as the bad guy which was a nice change of pace because I've gotten so used to him being Nick Fury. Don't go into this film thinking it's a serious spy movie because it is and it isn't. What did y'all think of the film?