‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ puts new twist on ‘James Bond’-style movies

Isabelle Kantz February 26, 2015 2
‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ puts new twist on ‘James Bond’-style movies
Promotional poster for "Kingsman: The Secret Service" 20th Century Fox
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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.

Egerton and Firth co-star as "Eggsy" and Harry Hart. Hart brings Eggsy to the Kingsman headquarters after recruitting him to provide him with the latest spy gear. Source: 20th Century Fox

Hart brings Eggsy to the Kingsman headquarters after recruitting him to provide him with the latest spy gear. Source: 20th Century Fox

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.

Eggsy (Egerton) gets tied to a railroad track while on a mission during his training. Source: 20th Century Fox

Eggsy gets tied to a railroad track while on a mission during his training. Source: 20th Century Fox

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.

2 Comments »

  1. teddie April 8, 2015 at 6:37 PM -

    Now i want to go see it. Thanks!

  2. Molly Rose April 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM -

    I loved this movie so much!!!!!!! It was amazing!!!!!!!!