Kingsman: The Secret Serice is a spy-comedy action film. I saw it at the cinema and knew I would buy it on DVD, making that my fourth ever DVD purchase ever. Staring the big name stars such as Collin Firth, Mark Strong, Michael Cain and Samuel L. Jackson it’s certainly a block buster.
I think I was excited about this film ever since seeing the trailer. Chav boy turns gentleman spy? It’s basically James Bond meets My Fair Lady (Both films are referenced too!) which could only be really great or really dire. Luckily it’s the second one.
Lead Actor Taron Egerton plays “Eggsy”, who lives with his mum and her abusive boyfriend in London. After a hilarious opening scene, Eggsy finds himself in Holbon police station and makes his phone call to a mysterious number given to him when he was younger after his dad died.
The first great fight scene, then fast forward to him being tested for a position in “Kingsman” a private spy organisation based on Saville Row. His mentor Harry, played by Collin Firth meanwhile tries to figure out the conspiracy by Samuel L Jackson. More fantastic action scenes lead to Eggsy being the only one who can save the world.
Honestly, I’m very weary into giving away too much, because I loved each scene and I highly recommend this film and I don’t want to spoil it for you. It’s not Oscar worthy perhaps, and overall, I wouldn’t say it’ll become a classic. It is however perfect as an easy comedy action film to watch with friends.
I love the British humour in it, the use of wit, puns and the occasional slapstick. Paired up with some amazing fighting choreography and gory death sentences, you’ve got yourself a highly packed DVD of fun.
This film also rekindled my lust for Collin Firth. It was also the first time I’ve been able to see Michael Cain as anything besides Alfred Pennyworth in a long time. Overall the acting is top notch and the characters have good chemistry between each other.
So go watch Kingsman: The Secret Service now, then come back so we can discuss it properly!