By Staci Gass
I recently saw Kingsman: The Secret Service. I knew it was going to be a type of spy spoof film. However, I had no idea how they would proceed.
With a cast of Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, just about anything could happen.
This is another comic book adaptation in the likes of “Kick-Ass."
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Colin Firth, and Taron Egerton as in Kingsman.
The story is about a young man, Eggsy, played by Taron Egerton, who is asked to join an elite secret service. He is mentored and taught skills as he is being tested.
Only one can become an agent. He must compete with other students to become number one.
Colin Firth, who plays Harry Hart, mentors Eggsy.
While mentoring, Harry also must chase down an immediate threat to the world.
Samuel L. Jackson, as Richmond Valentine, plays the villain with a distracting lisp.
The comedy in this film is at times funny, but mostly over the top.
The film has a lot of comedic special effects.
I don’t want to give away exactly how cheesy these effects are, but let’s just say there are plenty.
The action shots, however, are amazing; the fights are choreographed to perfection.
The fighting scenes had a lot of creativity and movement.
The body count is high in this film as well as the bloodshed.
Colin Firth proved himself to be an action hero in this film.
Mark Strong, who plays Merlin, is great in this movie and has some good comedic timing.
Michael Caine, who plays the big-man-in-charge Arthur, does so with the same charm he always has.
With his suave sophistication and direction he shows he is a man to be reckoned with.
As for Valentine, he is depicted as a mastermind who hates blood, yet can cause a mass amount of destruction by using cell phones.
The storyline is a creative one and makes for an interesting watch.
I would have preferred to wait for this one on Netflix or Redbox however, than paying the full amount at the theater.
If you are looking for a cheesy Bond-spoof to make your evening interesting, then this right up your alley.
If you expect a smarter display in pseudo honor of the Bond series, then I suggest you skip out on this one.
I would rate this film 3 out of 5 stars.