Kingsman: The Secret Service stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and Michael Caine. It's directed by Matthew Vaughn. Kingsman is a british spy film in which a young man is taken into a secret spy agency, and is tested to see if he can become the next kingsman. However, his lessons are put to the test when a threat emerges from a tech genius.
It's understandable if you've not gone to the movies for a long time. A slew of horrible January releases were upon us, and we now have a new twilight film with sex in it. I'm here to tell you that all your worries are gone because Kingsman is FANTASTIC.
First off, the action is handled terrifically. It's violent and VERY bloody. You see heads cut off and bodies sliced in half. One of the best action scenes in the movie was the one in the church. It was madly insane because everyone was fighting HARD. It was amazing and very awesome. I love it when films have an absurd amount of action in it, and this film had that. It's not afraid to show any blood or gore whatsoever, which I adore.
Along with that, the characters were very well handled as well. I thought the most intriguing character by far was Sam Jackson's. He's the antagonist of the movie, but he HATES seeing people die. I thought this was a rather unique ideal that his character had because it's so different from other villains out there. Another favorite was the girl with blades for feet. Honestly, you knew she was going to be one of the stars of the movie! Most of the other characters were also very well handled on screen. Some may think Colin Firth's character is the main one along with Taron Egerton, but he's more of a supporting one. I think this was misadvertised, which isn't necessarily a flaw, but something to keep in mind.
Now with a full action packed movie, you probably wouldn't expect much, but I thought Kingsman had a grand message to send. I'm not going to spoil it because you should find it, but I will give you a clue: it's tied to the villain of the movie. Be on the look out for it, but I didn't really expect a theme like that to appear in a action film like Kingsman.
Overall, Kingsman pays omage to all spy films, and even introduces something new that I haven't really seen: a villain that doesn't really want to be the bad guy. Along with that, it's got some EPIC action scenes that are really refreshing. This goes out to all of you who went/are going to see Fifty Shades of Grey: What's wrong with you?? You give money to PORN!!! Please we have websites for that, just go see Kingsman.
MY SCORE: 9.5/10