The first Kingsman flick was an unexpected hit. The action sequences were dazzling. They felt so real and in-your-face. Credit to director Matthew Vaughn with his style and ability to shoot these scenes in one take, or at least make them seem like they were in one take. It really felt like you went on a ride.
Vaughn also co-wrote the original, and the sequel as well. What I really liked about the original was the poignancy of the script. It was more than a simple action flick. It broached some real subject matter, like overpopulation, global warming, and class welfare, as well as the more intimate story telling of Egerton’s family and social upbringing. The characters felt real and lived in, which adds to the overall feel of the movie going forward and makes us, the viewer, more invested in the characters.
I have to admit, I did not know who Taron Egerton was when I watched the first film. But then I was like, dude, this kid is great. Now I’m like, have you seen Eddie the Eagle????? In short, I am all in on this kid. Super cool. Super charismatic. And I am hyped to see him in this sequel.
The always great Samuel L. Jackson was in the first. He died. I was on the fence on him having a lisp though. I feel as though he showed up to set and just started speaking with the lisp, thinking no one would stop him because he is Sam Jackson, because who would think that a lisp was a good idea? Especially when you have someone like Samuel Jackson playing the part. Anywhos, this one adds Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, and Channing Tatum. What an all-star bench. Channing Tatum is wearing a cowboy hat, so yeah, I’m ready.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22nd, 2017. You know, for when you have summer action movie fatigue and you’re looking for another kick.