Sound Off: 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
February 13, 2015
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.
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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?
What did you think of Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service? Awesome or awful?
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