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“The suit is the modern gentleman’s armour. The Kingsmen are the new knights.”
– Harry Hart

SYNOPSIS: A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. – via IMDB

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GRADE 8I was so stoked to finally get to this. Kingsman: The Secret Service got so many great reviews, and people who loved Bond loved this, so I just had to know what it was all about. British? Spies? Suits? Colin Firth? I was so in. Unfortunately, I missed it in cinemas, which sucked, but I finally got to seeing this. It has been my only break between exams, and damn it, it was a really great one! I had so much fun with this. I thought Colin Firth was absolutely brilliant here, but then, Firth is always good. He is like the epitome of British class, and I love him for it. He was so well suited here (hehehehe – just leave me and my exam brain be). Aside from him, the rest of the cast was highly entertaining, too, what with Samuel L Jackson stepping in as the odd villain, Michael Caine standing as a fancy head of a fancy, top secret institution, Mark Strong as the great technical mastermind (think Q). I enjoyed the throwbacks there were to the Bond franchises, and I have to admit that Kingsman was funny and fresh. I had so many genuinely good laughs throughout. I am so glad that the glasses were explained, because each time I saw something about this movie and saw Colin Firth in those glasses I was like “WTF”. However, it all makes sense eventually. The unknown for me in here was Taron Egerton, though I think he did a really good job with Eggsy, and I enjoyed his character. The action scenes were so exaggerated and the style in was shot and presented in was different, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, it fit so well with what was going on. There was so much that was predictable (do not take that to mean boring) and then there were also places that were plain down shocking, things happening I didn’t really expect. The extreme Britishness of this movie was just so awesome, though some places didn’t seem quite as convincing as they should have, and I loved the suits that we got to see in here (because suits… come on). The costume design overall was very good (aside from the suits now). There were so many absurd moments laced throughout this movie (think McDonald’s) and there were scenes that were perfectly captured (think the church) and dialogue that got you giggling (think politicians), and bringing them all together you get a fresher comedy than we have seen in quite some time. I had such a blast with Kingsman and  highly recommend it – funny, action-filled, entertaining and well shot. What more could you possibly want from a film like this?

26 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

  1. Natasha says:

    Best one

    I’m so happy you also enjoyed this. It was quite good!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks fairest! Had an absolute blast!

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  2. Nostra says:

    Also really enjoyed this movie a lot 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      Much fun to be had!

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  3. This movie was pretty damned good. Great review!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks a mil, and glad to hear you enjoyed it too!

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  4. This movie was awesome and fun, really enjoyed it. Great review!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks! Was a nice, fresh film!

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  5. Ryan says:

    This movie is a blast. Glad you dug it!

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    1. Zoë says:

      🙂 Lots to like about it!

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  6. Great review Zoë, glad you enjoyed this! Superb action-comedy. Love that it pulls no punches.

    Adam.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Adam! Truly tons of fun and manages to mix up predictable with surprise!

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  7. abbiosbiston says:

    I had so much fun with this… until the last joke with the Danish princess but I am just choosing to pretend that that scene never happened.

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    1. Zoë says:

      I am with you on that one. That’s a throwback right out of a Bond film, something I didn’t enjoy in any of the Bond flicks either :/

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  8. caragale says:

    Zoe!! I’m so happy you liked this!! It’s one of my favorites of 2015 so far. I agree with Abbi–I thought the joke at the end was tacky. I loved pretty much everything else though. That church scene–OMG. Amazing. Great review, lady!!

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    1. Zoë says:

      🙂 It definitely had fantastic moments, and that church scene remains a favourite of mine for this year. That joke was tacky, as I said, direct throwback from old Bond films, but something I didn’t appreciate there either. Ugh. But aside from that, they did some awesome things here!

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  9. vinnieh says:

    Fantastic review Zoe.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thank you Vinnie!

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      1. vinnieh says:

        I’m all about pleasing people Zoe.

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      2. vinnieh says:

        And I really dug your review. I have yet to see this film, but I’ve heard so much about it. Especially a certain scene that has caused debate.

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      3. Zoë says:

        Which one was that?

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      4. vinnieh says:

        Something to do with a princess and a sex joke.

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  10. vinnieh says:

    I finally saw this a while back and really dug it.

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  11. vinnieh says:

    And while were on the subject if soy movies, are you excited for Spectre?

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    1. Zoë says:

      Yep, still excited for Spectre!

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      1. vinnieh says:

        It does look amazing, can’t wait to watch.

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