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The new film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” isn’t your typical crime-fighting movie. It has the villainous, bad guys that all good “James Bond”-style movies have, but with a young and humorous spin. It’s a great movie to see with friends and a guaranteed good time.
Mathew Vaughn, director of “X-Men: First Class” and “Kick-A**,” creates a new movie based off the 2012 comic-book series “The Secret Service,” where British spy organization, the Kingsman, recruits Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton) as their new trainee.
With mentor Harry Hart (Colin Firth), Eggsy battles the villainous Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) as Valentine plots a worldwide killing spree in order to solve Earth’s over-population problem.
The movie is Egerton’s main break-out role into the world of film. He is a young actor starring alongside Firth, and their two characters share a similar father-son relationship throughout the movie.
With Egerton, Firth, Jackson and Michael Caine as the president of The Kingsman, the movie’s demographic appeals to movie-goers of all generations. The action-packed and humorous movie will leave you wanting to watch it again and again.
Although violent and gory at times, the special effects and cinematography are as superb as the crime-fighters themselves.
The movie was released in the UK on Jan. 19 and in the US on Feb. 13.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” is rated R for “sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content,” according to Rotten Tomatoes.