Kingsman: The Golden Circle is one of my absolute most anticipated films of the year. I loved the first one so very very much. It is one of the best and one of my favorite action films of all time. What it does by sort of spoofing spy films while also being one, is brilliant.
I was a bit worried when I saw the reviews come in for The Golden Circle. But this proves again, that reviews are not always right and that in this case, are total bullshit. If you loved the first, you'll love this. No doubt. It's not without flaws and it's also not better or as good as the first, but it's still an all out blast throughout and I loved this one.
I'm gonna be writing a full review for this one and it'll be up either tonight or tomorrow! For sure. I might also do an blu ray unboxing video and post it on YouTube. I haven't decided yet. Anyway. I loved this movie. Lots of stuff coming out but don't miss this. And if you never saw Kingsman: The Secret Service... well, you need to do so tonight! And remember, manners... maketh the man.
Before I get into this review I do wanna restate what I said in my trailer review for this movie.
I love the first Kingsman. I love the graphic novel as well, I read it before I saw the first movie but unlike what normally happens, the movie blew the comic book out of the water and blew my 8th grade mind. The characters were all so entertaining and memorable, the action was fun as hell, the directing was Edgar Wright level stylish as fuck, the writing was great and overall, the movie just bled the definition of "cool". I still love Kingsman: The Secret Service even more and I have been beyond excited for this film since Day 1. Day 1 being when there was the very mention of a sequel.
I was very, VERY excited for this movie after the first trailer. It seemed as though the utter coolness of the first movie was elevated in the trailer alone. Then came the Comic-Con trailer and my excitement grew even larger.
You guys probably get it, I am a huge fan of Kingsman, which as you guys could probably guess is in my Top 5 Favorite movies of 2015, and I was very excited for this movie.
Anyways, on with my review for...-
Kingsman: The Golden Circle:
As many would assume, or expect, or know or whatever. When someone is so excited and so hyped for something, once that something has arrived, they may be met with disappointment. Was I disappointed with this movie? Yes.
Is this a good movie? Kind of.
Was this an entertaining movie? Absolutely.
Did have the charm and the overall feeling of the first film? The charm was there, just not everywhere. (Continued in Comments)
🌟🌟🌟 7/10..just saw Kingsman: The Golden Circle. (69/2017). liked it a bit. it is definitely a fun movie but if you break it down, it has numerous problems. plus the first Kingsman set the bar too high. 🕴👞🔫
So is this the year every movie talks about #johndenver ? Apparently. (Spoiler free)
#kingsmanthegoldencircle is directed by #matthewvaughn stars #taronegerton#markstrong#juliannemoore#colinfirth#halleberry#jeffbridges#pedropascal (he's not even on the cover for some reason, he's a main character) #channingtatum (who is on the cover but not really in the movie) and #eltonjohn (who actually gets more screen time and lines than Channing) and is about the leader of a drug cartel trying to make drugs legal to become even more rich.
Unfortunately with a villain plot like that this movie has a political agenda which is fine for movies like Detroit which are supposed to have a political agenda. When I walk into Kingsman I don't want an entire subplot that mimicks the fight between democrats and republicans and severely favors a single side. Any side! I could go on but let's get to the real stuff. This movie is fun. That's the best thing I can say. The action is a bit overstylized yet entertaining. The cast is great but slightly underused. The comedy is hilarious and over the top, except when it's so over the top it's not even funny anymore that you're literally winking at the camera. This movie also has severe pacing issues. It opens with an incredible car chase/fight scene. This introduced our main henchman, and shows off some of the new, and old Kingsman tech. We then have to wait through an hour and twenty minutes of exposition, poor villain development, and Colin Firth talking about butterflies, before we get to any more action. We also get a weird finger condom scene that's just kind of disturbing. Luckily when the action does start it is extremely entertaining and doesn't disappoint. This middle section was lacking action, but not fun. It was constantly hilarious throughout, though some jokes missed wildly. The ones that hit, hit well enough to make me forgive the ones that didn't. My biggest complaint was the tone. The first film was grounded with moments of head exploding fireworks. This movie was head exploding fireworks from beginning to end. It was loud, bright, and colorful, and just too much. The first movie nailed the balance of wacky and serious,
Saw KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE and I had a lot of fun watching it. At first, I was a little worried that so many big named celebs would kind of oversaturate the film, but I found that everyone kind of fit in seamlessly. I’ll avoid spoiling the plot, but the way that they brought Colin Firth’s character back definitely made sense in the realm of that world so I thought it was a good job by the writers. I know not everybody has been a fan of this sequel, and I will concede that it is not as good as the original, but it still was a very fun sequel. I especially enjoyed the stylization of the fight scenes and throughout the movie. I really cannot say enough good things about it. I really love Matthew Vaughn’s take on the whole series. Julianne Moore’s Poppy was delightfully entertaining and I especially enjoyed all of her puns throughout the movie. I also have to shoutout Taron Egerton because I think he absolutely kills it as Eggsy. I seriously wish I had a closet like Eggsy. From his streetwear to the suits, Eggsy always looks fresh.
As you can see, I definitely would recommend for everyone to see it. Check it out this weekend and let me know what you think!
Just got finished watching Kingsman: The Golden Circle 📽😎...and here are my #thoughts 🤔
...I must say while I found some fun to be had in Kingsman:The Golden Circle, overall I left feeling underwhelmed. The style and flair are still there-maybe even ramped up, but gone is the charm and charisma that made the first film so memorable. While the first one had brushes of silliness, the sequel has the silliness cranked up to 9000, which left me a little taken back at times. Taron Egerton is superb, and does a phenomenal job, taking the lead. Kingman's may still have its table manners, but isn't as entertaining of a houseguest this time around.
Kingsman The Golden Circle
I know I haven't been to the movies in awhile, I've been busy the past couple of weeks, but I did find some time to watch Kingsman 2, because I couldn't wait to see this movie. I'm a fan of the first Kingsman, and while it does have some flaws it turned out to be a fun action packed spy thriller. The acting and directing was good, and the action was awesome. It didn't surprise me that Fox green lit a sequel to Kingsman, but I was a little surprised to see that Matthew Vaughn returned to direct this Kingsman movie. Vaughn has never directed a sequel prior to The Golden Circle, and first time sequels for directors can be a bit unpredictable in how they turn out. These movies can either be a surprise hit or just a retelling of the first movie. Kingsman The Golden Circle has a lot riding on it, it has a great old cast returning and a great new cast coming in. The trailers promised a lot more action in this movie then in the last Kingsman. I have high hopes for this movie, I think this will be on the same level as the first Kingsman movie, just a fun spy movie. So let's see if Kingsman can work a second time around.
The Kingsman must unite when a drug cartel named The Golden Circle wants to plan the biggest hostage known to mankind. Kingsman The Secret Service definitely seemed like a generic action movie, but had some elements that prevented it to feel like a generic action movie, well The Golden Circle is a generic action movie and feels like a generic action movie. This movie takes the typical spy movie plot, and doesn't do much to it. This movie rarely goes into the history of Kingsman like the first movie did. This movie is also incredibly predictable, which is a huge flaw. You can see all the twists coming from a mile away. Also I like my spy movies with a sense of mystery, like the motives of characters and what certain characters big plans are. The Golden Circle doesn't really have any sort of mystery to it, it just unveils everything, which makes this movie feel like an action movie more then a spy movie. There were also some weird plot points brought up in this movie. Continued in Comments.
I loved the first #kingsman and although the #goldencircle isn't as good as the original it's still pretty fun,beside what other franchise can you witness #colinfirth kicking serious ass(the church scene from the original is still the best though!!) #MarkStrong and #TeronEdgerton remained as great as they were,but the new additions was what added the spice that make this movie crazy fun,not even mentioning the #biglebowski reunion with #JeffBridges and #JulianMoore (and some bowling scenes and of course tons of #weed 🍁) #channingtatum was fun to watch and #PedroPascal as the second most awesome #lasso user of the year was tons of craziness!I also loved the attention to detail about the contrast between #britishness and #americana ,seeing them clash and interact was really intriguing!!Also the fiction universe #POTUS was bunch of aholes almost as much as the real one,great burn on war on drugs too!! All in all #matthewvaughn did another #spectacular sequel as #MarkStrong 's #Merlin would say in an other wise dull movie season!!!I haven't have so much actiony fun since #Spidey and #babydriver and this although not flawless was an big one to fulfill that action hunger for me!!Another great fun franchise to look forward!!
The definition of a fine film.
Fun time with your friends, but so very flawed.
Also why was Elton John in this? He’s genuinely not funny in it at all and ruins some crucial scenes for me.
First was better.
CineWipe reviews Kingsman: The Golden Circle. "It is widely agreed that Kingsman: The Secret Service is an excellent film. Its plot, in which a young victim of David Cameron’s Big Society is transformed from a food bank-robbing yob into a secret agent, at first seemed far-fetched and cartoonish, but when word got around that it was actually adapted from a comic book series, like your Marvels and your Beanos, audiences soon lowered their standards to the required level to believe that it was, in fact, twenty-seven percent better than Spy Kids." Link in bio for full review.
The Big Lebowski- 10/10
This is my favorite Coen brothers movie of all time. I've seen this movie at least 20 times and it gets funnier every time. Everything any comedy hopes to be. Jeff Bridges and John Goodman played their parts perfectly. My favorite part of this movie is that there's just such a variety throughout the scenes. Every scene looks like it belongs in its own movie because they're all so independently fantastic. This movie doesn't go 10 seconds without cracking a joke and it's perfect. Some scenes serve the littlest amount of importance for plot but I don't really think it was meant for that. I think it was meant to be a lighthearted movie that you can watch over and over until your ribs hurt. The Big Lebowski is not meant for a serious audience but it'd be impossible to watch and not laugh. #big#lebowski#biglebowski#jeffbridges#johngoodman#movies#moviereviews
Review: dopo l'enorme successo di Kingsman - the secret service, Matthew Vaughn torna a dirigere anche questo secondo capitolo della saga. Il comparto tecnico, esattamente come nel primo film, è fenomenale; la regia di Vaughn e strepitosa ed è riuscito a mettere in gioco delle scene d'azione da togliere il fiato, folli e divertentissime, la storia e molto intrigante ed originale, perché questa volta gli agenti Kingsman di Londra, dovranno schierarsi con quelli americani (la Statesman), per fermare una potente organizzazione segreta che prende il nome de "Il cerchio d'oro" (da qui il titolo "Kingsman - il cerchio d'oro"). Le musiche sono bellissime e spesso riciclano i brani del primo film, con qualche nota country a farli da contorno, le ambientazioni sono stupende e si va da Londra al Kentucky, dal Kentucky alle gelide montagne italiane, fino ad arrivare alla tappa finale che è qualcosa di spettacolare; la CGI presente in moltissime sequenze, è molto di livello e i vari interpreti se la sono cavata meravigliosamente, tra l'altro questo secondo capitolo offre le performance di un cast più che stellare e, dalla parte dei Kingsman inglesi, troviamo di nuovo Eggsy (o Galahad), il protagonista, interpretato ancora una volta da Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, che veste ancora una volta i panni di Merlino e Colin Firth che ritorna a ricoprire il ruolo di Harry Hart (o Galahad, solo chi ha visto il primo film può capire), mentre dalla parte della Statesman, abbiamo l'onore di conoscere Tequila, interpretato da un convincentissimo Channing Tatum, peccato per il poco spazio riservatogli all'interno della pellicola, Ginger, una sorta di Merlino al femminile, interpretata da Halley Barry, che era già da un po' che non si vedeva sullo schermo, Whiskey, interpretato dal bravissimo Pedro Pascal (Game of thrones e Narcos) e Champagne, il boss dell'agenzia, interpretato dal solo ed unico Jeff Bridges. Tutti questi personaggi contro di lei, Poppy, la villain della pellicola, nonché leader de il Cerchio d'oro, interpretata da una Julienne Moore parecchio sopra le righe, ma allo stesso tempo crudele a dir poco... CONTINUA NEI COMMENTI!
#GavelReview#Kingsman The Golden Circle I have to start by saying that the original #Kingsman movie was a SUPRISE HIT for me in 2014! I had absolutely NO expectations for that movie and it blew me away!
So this time, I needed the sequel to, at the least, be the same 4 out of 5 Gavels that I gave the original, and before I tell you if it is, I want you to know that Kingsman: The Golden Circle was full of action! Gun fights, fist fights, a story line that keeps your FULL attention and lots of humor to balance every thing out.
No #Spoilers , so without giving anything a way, I'll say that what I loved most about this movie is that if you sit in the theatre with HIGH expectations, just like I did, you won't be disappointed!
The acting by the original characters Eggsy #TaronEgerton , Harry #ColinFirth and Merlin #MarkStrong were all as great as in the original film, but in addition, the new characters that were introduced Ginger #HalleBerry Poppy #JulianneMoore and Champagne #JeffBridges were ALL GREAT as well!
#KingsmanTheGoldenCircle is very entertaining and made fresh with the introduction of the #Statesman , which leaves so much room for this franchise to continue to grow.
Kingsman is a young, fresh take on the idea of #JamesBond and now, #SuitedAndBooted , even stronger than before!
4 out of 5 Gavels