Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Review by Myla Tosatto
Some sequels are made to stand on their own; independent films that you don’t necessarily need to see the movie that came before it. Kingsman: The Golden Circle isn’t really one of those types of movies. You need the set up, the back story, the “inside” jokes. You will need to understand the horrific ways dogs are used in the original to understand how horrific they are used in the sequel (no dogs are actually harmed). Luckily, it’s easy to find the original Kingsman: The Secret Service on cable and streaming services. Watch it. You’ll be glad you did. You will want to know the story of Eggsy (Taron Egerton), Harry (Colin Firth), Merlin (Mark Strong), Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstrom), Charlie (Edward Holcroft), and Roxy (Sophie Cookson) before you meet the new American cast: Tequila (Channing Tatum), Ginger (Halle Berry), Champ (Jeff Bridges) , Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) and the new super villain, Poppy (Julian Moore). You will want to be up to speed because director Matthew Vaughn wastes no time getting right into the action of a choreographed high speed car chase/fight set to Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy. It never really stops or even slows down, so you will need to be on your movie going toes.
This movie is rated R for many, many (SO many) reasons. However, if you do bring a kid to see it (PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR KIDS TO SEE IT), there is an important lesson to be learned. Neither Poppy nor the President of the United States (Bruce Greenwood) possesses empathy. This would be a great movie to brush up on the importance of compassion and living in other people’s shoes. Have no doubt, kids will want to see it. It’s loud, silly, and brash. The body count is high, but so are the laughs. Again, I cannot stress enough, DO NOT BRING YOUR KIDS TO SEE IT.
So make it a date night and pick up your tickets today!
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
RATING: R for sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material
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