For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Spy/Espionage Films, here’s a review of Kingsman: Secret Service (2014) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101
Thanks again to Keith of Keith Loves Movies for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Dell of Dell on Movies and it is Anti-Hero Films.
Movies about people who lack traditional heroic attributes but are portrayed as the hero in their story despite doing some bad things along the way. Some examples: Taxi Driver, Leon the Professional, A Clockwork Orange, Scarface, GoodFellas, The Godfather, or even something as light as Jack Sparrow in the PotC movies. He’s constantly drunk and completely selfish it just tends to work out for the greater good.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of May by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Dell!
Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
The spy genre has been around for years, mostly dominated by James Bond, but with the rise of Mission Impossible and the Jason Bourne everything has become an intense with an over the top action sequence, that changed when Kingsman The Secret Service arrived.
Kingsman The Secret Service follows the secret British spy organization that use the legend of King Arthur and the roundtable for the code names, including Galahad, Merlin and Lancelot as they fight evil supervillains from around the world. When one of the team is killed in action, they must recruit a new member.
Galahad’s (Colin Firth) choice is street wise rebel Eggsy (Taron Egerton) who unlike the rest of the candidates doesn’t have the full education. We have a series of comical training events, while the evil Valentine (Samuel L Jackson) is playing his attack on the world. the first mission the winning cadet will get is to bring him down.
What makes the Kingsman The Secret Service my favourite spy movie, is because it is willing to have a laugh with concepts we have seen too often, we do keep the massive action sequences with the church which is shot to perfection with the soundtrack with a shocking body count.
This is adapted from a comic book and this gives us plenty of source material which we did go on to see with the sequel The Golden Circle and hopefully more in the future as we dive into different international secret service foundations.
My rating is 10/10