What is a Kingsman movie without laughter, tears, amazing CGI, tons of fighting, some sexual scenes and cool, futuristic tech?!
In all seriousness, Kingsman: The Golden Circle was great. Fine, not as amazing as Kingsman: The Secret Service but definitely worth going to see in the theater.
The movie leaves off where the last one ended. Harry is presumed dead, there is a new head of Kingsman and in the first five minutes Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is fighting Charlie (Edward Holcroft) from the first movie. There is a new “bad guy”, Poppy! As you may have guessed, she is a drug lord that distributes poppy (and other drugs) and her main base is in Cambodia. From the previews you see Harry is alive (missing an eye) and the mansion where kingsmen train is blown up by a missile.
Doomsday protocol is in place, which leads them to Kentucky, USA! They meet their “cousins” the secret service agency known as Statesman. Together they go on the mission of saving the world from Poppy’s laced drugs. Hundreds of millions of people are at risk of dying and it’s up to the Kingsman and Statesman to save them.
Where it fell short:
The villain. Boring. They did not build her villainous side as much as I had hoped. They showed her cool technology, where she was hiding out and a tidbit of her control on others to do bad things. Her character was not nearly as bad ass as I had hoped and wanted to see more of her story and evilness.
Unlike the first movie there are no post credit scenes. I really enjoy scenes mid or post credits that either show a hint to the sequel or a funny ending.
Where it shined:
References to the Kingsman: The Secret Service. I highly suggest watching the first movie shortly before going to see the second movie. It is available to rent/buy on many sites including Amazon Prime Video for $3.99. There are so many little references including the medallion that Eggsy received from Harry after his father died. References that hindered on seeing the prequel made the movie more entertaining.
The best addition to the cast is Channing Tatum. He is funny, serious and a bad ass. His character is relatable and his character is similar to other roles he plays in other movies.
Another great addition to the cast is Halle Berry. She plays the brains of the Statesman operations and I can’t wait to see her on the frontline in a possible sequel.
Overall, it was fun, action packed and I am looking forward to sequels of both the Kingsman and Statesman!
What are your thoughts Kingsman: The Golden Circle?