The Stainless Steel Rat (stainsteelrat) wrote,
The Stainless Steel Rat

Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). Co-written and directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is set initially in the Middle East. A helicopter with soldiers hanging from it approaches a military base, and said soldiers take out the guards. The soldiers try to interrogate one of the enemy, but he has secreted a grenade and pulls the pin. One of the soldiers leaps on the grenade, saving his comrades. For me Kingsman felt like a bit of a mess, but a lovely charming fun mess. There's an interesting mix of actors including the young Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, and Samuel L Jackson. Firth is particularly brilliant, and is involved in one of the best fight scenes I've seen. The story is interesting, and despite being a homage to spy films manages to bring something interesting to the genre. If you're just after some action entertainment with a bit of brains to it then it's definitely worth a watch. 4/5 (Good)
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