Kingsmen, The Secret Service

Kingsmen:The Secret Service, 2014 film starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Strong.  British secret service and their Taylor’s.

A super secret (yet nicely dressed) service in England begins recruiting for the new round of spies.  Harry (Firth) pics Eggsy (Egerton) not only because he is an upcoming promising street kid but he knew his father.  He agrees and the training process begins right at the same time a global threat is looming.  The Kingsmen soon discover that the threat is headed by famous billionaire Valentine aka V who is plotting a deadly plan with his assistant Gazelle to save  the Earth from global warming by eliminating most of the population with a chip in the guise of free internet to the world.  The chip, when signaled turns people into killers.

This wasn’t a bad film but not James Bond quality.  The makers were obviously going for that 007 look while still trying to make it their own.  The film was filled with a lot of good humor and was fun to watch, even Jackson who played an evil villain for a change was fun to watch.  The scenery was ok and yes, CGI was used extensively but in today’s world it is hard to find a movie without it.  Mark Strong played a solid part as Merlin, the man who know all for the Kingsmen.  Michael Caine played Arthur, the head of the secret service but his part wasn’t that strong until near the end.  In all, this was a good action movie that could easily be seen more than once.  I give a three simply because there was room for improvement.



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