It’s very rare to see a film combine action and comedy while executing both elements flawlessly. Kingsman: The Secret Service is one of those rare films.
Taron Egerton plays Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, a young chap living in a South London housing estate who seems to be heading down a bad path. However, the suave secret agent Harry Hart (played by Colin Firth), who worked alongside Eggsy’s late father, recognises potential in the youth and recruits him to be a trainee in the Kingsman secret service.
Meanwhile, the diabolical Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) hatches a gruesome plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree.
When I first saw the trailer for Kingsman I presumed that this would be another by the numbers kid friendly flick about a troubled teen who ultimately becomes a fresh faced goody-two-shoes who wouldn’t be out of place as a Disney child star.
How wrong I was. This film was full of bone crunching, visceral action sequences, hilarious potty-mouthed humour and character development that didn’t seem out of place or forced.
Through the twists and turns and the intriguing journey of finding out what the villainous Richman Valentine had in store for the world and why, I was thoroughly entertained. So much so that I suggest you go watch this film ASAP.
My Score: 8/10
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