Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Simple, spoiler free reviews.
Gary “Eggsy” Unwin lives in a South London housing estate and seems headed for a life behind bars. However, dapper agent Harry Hart recognises potential in the youth and recruits him to be a trainee in the secret service. Meanwhile, villainous Richmond Valentine launches a diabolical plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree.
When I first saw the trailers for Kingsman, I distinctly remember turning to my friend in the cinema and saying “well, that looks shit”. I’ll be honest, the main thing that put me off was the chavy character of Eggsy, it just didn’t appeal to me. I thought it would be really cringey to watch.Since it’s release though all I’d heard was how good this film actually was though. So, I decided to give it ago.
Was I right in thinking it would be awful? Nope! Not by a long shot. Kingsman, is brilliant. There I said it. Review over.
Oh, you wanted slightly more? Fineeeeee.
Kingsman is basically, old school ridiculous Bond but for the modern audience. It’s plot line in silly, it’s characters are over the top and it’s violent. It’s actually a perfect recipe.
Right, most importantly. I thought the character of Eggsy would be awful and put me off completely. He’s actually a pretty cool chap. Colin Firth is on top form and Samuel L Jackson as the films villain is also great. The rest of the supporting cast, which is incredibly strong, features Michael Caine and Mark Strong to name a few.
The film is stylish, entertaining and funny. The action is also great. I really mean it. The church and bar scenes are awesome. Choreographed to perfection. I really can’t sing this movies praises enough!
There’s already a sequel in the works and I can’t wait. What a turn around! It’s got quite a few big names attached but hopefully it won’t feel too bloated or be reduced to silly cameos that clog the plot.
Look at me getting all protective of a franchise I thought I’d hate!
Verdict: Thumbs Up