KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE review by: Mike Smith
Based upon the acclaimed comic book, this film tells the story of a spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
This movie is a fun action film; it has a classic 007 feel to it and it points out the stereotypical spy and action movie cliches and how they aren’t going to do the same things; it gives the film charm.
The cast of Kingsman: The Secret Service is an awesome group of actors. Colin Firth plays the ultimate gentleman spy that all men dream of being at one point or another. Once again Samuel L. Jackson gives us unforgettable character. After a while I couldn't put up with his lisp and he started to remind me of Mike Tyson but Samuel L. Jackson is always worth a watch. Michael Caine plays the leader of the Kingsman. He is rarely on screen but when he is he is intense and mysterious. I'm unformeler with Taron Egerton's work but he was the right choice for the roll. He keeps you interested in the film and he is a good actor. I hope we see him in some north American movies because I thing he'll do well over here. Last but not least I enjoyed seeing the legendary Mark Hamill but when he did his accent it reminded me of his joker voice, but that's not a bad thing.
The film takes a bit to get warmed up but the action fight scenes are full throttle, fun and at times intense. Also, the Kingsmen has some light chuckles but what bugged me was the green screen, the CG looked cheap and this film really pushed that it was made for 3D, I'm not a big fan of that.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is worth a watch for the awesome cast and fun action scenes but this movie is very forgettable and it takes a bit for it to get warmed up. Cheers and remember manners maketh man.
7 out of 10
Edited by Samantha Locke