Sound Off: 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' - What Did You Think?

February 13, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Manners maketh man. Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson." Yes! It's here! In theaters everywhere is Kingsman: The Secret Service, the new movie from action director Matthew Vaughn, introducing us to a brand new super spy organization. Colin Firth stars as Harry Hart, who recruits youngster "Eggsy", played by Taron Egerton, off the street to be a Kingsman. Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Sam Jackson, Mark Hamill, Jack Davenport and Sofia Boutella also star. So how is it? As awesome as everyone is saying? Or a waste of time? If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Matthew Vaughn's movie Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, if possible. However, this is an open discussion from this point on! Beware of spoilers, don't ruin this movie!

To fuel the fire, Kingsman: The Secret Service is an awesome new take on the spy movie. Matthew Vaughn is back at his best with this one, and he really packs a punch with a host of fun characters and lots of crazy entertaining action. I'm a huge James Bond fan, and even though this movie pretty much tears Bond a new one, I still had so much fun with it. My favorite character was Samuel L. Jackson as Valentine, lisp and all, the perfect villain. It's very rare we see a villain this perfect, I really mean it, he's hilarious and gives him an edge that makes him so likable despite being so despicable. Good times. Colin Firth and newcomer Taron Egerton as Eggsy are also fantastic. I want to see a sequel, hell a whole series, I'm down for more.

An excerpt from Mike Ryan's positive review on Uproxx talking about Vaughn's excellence: "Kingsman: The Secret Service really has little business being this good, but here we are. I suspect there are a lot of people who will dismiss it just based on the trailers. I've run into too many people who seem shocked when I try to explain that this is a good movie. I used to feel this way! But this isn't a stupid action movie, it's a knowing action movie. It's a movie that has the song "Give it Up" by KC and the Sunshine Band playing over its final fight scene. No movie that's not self-aware would ever do such a thing. What I mistakenly thought of as Matthew Vaughn possibly regressing is actually the exact opposite." Do you agree with his review or not?

Kingsman: The Secret Service

What did you think of Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service? Awesome or awful?
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  • David Diaz
    The movie was great. Pretty funny and awesome hyper violent action sequences. I felt like it dragged a tiny bit in the middle somewhere but it ended really strongly. One of the lines towards the end was just priceless.
    • rolyjimenez
      the princess scene was gold
  • NathanDewey
    The action was inventive and incredibly well shot and choreographed. The church fight scene was the highlight of the movie. Very charismatic lead character. I liked how he kept sacrificing himself, while the others acted selfishly. He was easy to root for throughout. I didn't really care for how Samuel L Jackson was acting at first, but grew to like him as the movie went along. My only complaint is with the score by Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson. It called too much attention to itself and was drowning out the dialogue in a few scenes that didn't need it. It took a lot of the impact out of the first 'manner maketh man' pub scene. It really could've used a good signature theme like Bond or Mission Impossible. Also, the ending was a little anticlimactic. Those are minor issues I had, overall it's a lot of fun. Plenty of memorable scenes, quotable dialogue and great characters and a good example of paying homage while being unique and fresh at the same time.
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  • Jon Odishaw
    All you need to know is that it was fucking spectacular
  • Ry
    Awesome. Watch it.
  • Gohikeone
    I really enjoyed the first 2/3rds of the movie. They developed the characters and had an interesting Bond-esque story going with megalomaniacal Valentine. Was fun and fresh, and seemed like a light hearted, yet semi-serious spy film that could be a franchise. Once it got to the church scene, I felt as though the film completely shifted gears and I was watching a different movie. It became way over the top, hyper-violent, and fairly crude. It really took away from the rest of the solid pic for me. The guys I watched it with had similar reactions, and we over some heard people in the lobby making similar comments.
    • rolyjimenez
      The first half of the film sees a spy beat the shit out of a bunch of guys in a bar. I dont think it ever shifted tones.
  • Ann Parker
    Why no sound off for Fifty Shades of Grey? You are going to lose your fan base for being a misogynist.
    • davidshaw
      hahaha no way you can be serious you stupid piece of shit
      • Jon Odishaw
        Hahahaha I mean to each their own and whatnot but your response was pretty necessary
      • Blake
    • rolyjimenez
      LMFAO! You women and your incessant need to try and make everything about your gender. Aww, do you feel oppressed because there's no sound off for your precious Fifty Shades?
  • Chuck Myntti
    Fabulous Film Making... Finally... after the dog-year of 2014. The Kingsman was excellent, fun, huge, and I will see it many more times.
    • Krishna Shenoi
      With all due respect, anyone who says 2014 was a bad year for film has not looked in the right places. 2014 was pretty outstanding.
      • Blake
        Agreed, 2014 was a great year for film and I'm thinking 2015 and 2016 might get better and better.
  • TK
    What an awesome movie. Such a great blend of characters and amazing casting choices to pull those characters off too. Samuel L Jackson was a great villain. Terrific storytelling, great action sequences and just an all round fun flick. I go to movies to be entertained and this movie was indeed very entertaining.
  • rolyjimenez
    You lost me at "Really glorified violence" This is a movie directed by the guy who made Kick-Ass with a R-Rating. What were you expecting? The movie started with two characters dying extremely violent deaths..... The tone never changed and the main characters moral compass stayed the same throughout. I cant say I agree with any of the points you tried to make.
  • TK
    I never really get it when people say stylized violence was added for shock value. If anything stylized violence takes away from shock value, because it is STYLIZED. It creates its own world once it becomes stylized. As for morals going out the window, did you watch from the start of the movie? The main protagonist stayed true to his course the entire way. Anyone whose morals were compromised were dealt with accordingly along the way. If you think about it those people at the end were willing to sacrifice billions for their survival.
  • HG2012
    matthew vaughn and jane goldman strike gold with anything they touch




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