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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

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When the Kingsman 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... Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Rated R for sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Reunites Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore after The Big Lebowski (1998) and Seventh Son (2014). See more »

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Poppy: My name is Poppy Adams, CEO of the Golden Circle. We engage in an aggressive business strategy, invest in the latest technology and take strict, disciplinary action. I'm speaking to you today because our world leaders have let us all down, so we are coming out of the shadows and taking over. And to make sure no one gets in our way... Kingsman is crumpets!
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More of the same with less Kingly polish.
20 September 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This review of Kingsman: The Golden Circle is spoiler free

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KINGSMAN: THE SECRET Service had a lot of tropes which give it the immediate and inevitable success streak back in 2014, it had original tech, a keen origin story of how Eggsy (Egerton) who lacked a silver spoon turned into your everyday gentleman by becoming an agent in a secret organization, extensive training and perhaps the riskiest action scene in a modern film. With this collection of images, memorable moments and Henry Jackman's original score tying all the knots together

  • you could say it essentially turned 007 up to 11.


This perhaps bodes well for the opening of Kingsman: The Golden Circle we open with an action upon a car chase - a spectacular five minute section which thanks to the effects team pulls off all the polish, all the moves and the quick reactions from the first. Our chavvy hero Eggsy looking sharp in a Kingsman bespoke suit, he's living happily with his girlfriend (a keen well-praised return for Hanna Alström's Princess Tilde) and his adorable pug JB. Previously we had him defeating Samuel L. Jackson's evil billionaire - here he really has nowhere special to go. That is until there is a threat of destruction and he has to go to the Kingsman's American counterparts - The Statesman.

There's a none surprising return for Colin Firth's Harry Hart, who's now an amnesiac who studies butterflies, and he's fitted with an eye patch which surprisingly the 57-year-old pulls off sharply.

There are keen differences that manage to shine their way; one in particular is that the Kingsman's headquarters' looks like a tailor's shop with the agents' code-names coming from Arthurian Mythos - The Statesman headquarters looks like a Whiskey distillery with the agents being named after specific alcoholic drinks. Firstly there's Tequila (Tatum who after his sterling introduction is left as a second rate player), secondly we have Halle Berry's Ginger Ale (she's the computer technician for the organization), third there's Whiskey (Pascal he's essentially the organizations cowboy who comes equipped with a light-up whip and a lasso), finally last but not least there's the leader of the team Jeff Bridges' Champagne or champ for short. Then of course there's Julianne Moore's 50s obsessed drug kingpin Poppy Adams sadly like Tatum after her introductions she's left underused. These different players do their best to keep the story flowing - but sadly despite the star-studded cast the film fails to be as in-depth as the first.

Previously director Matthew Vaughn wasn't afraid to take risks specifically with that show-stopping church scene, but sadly Kingsman: The Golden Circle is left softer like a cushion which ultimately leaves the blows feeling painless. Plus at 141 minutes it's longer than the first which Vaughn cleverly uses to unveil new techniques and new tech, unfortunately this takes a drastic toll on the pacing it can feel a little slow at times.

Emphatically as you'd expect from Vaughn the action is fun, they shine the brightest often thanks to some of the new tools, there's a robotic arm, the aforementioned electric whip is stunning and there's a suitcase gun. That said it's an enjoyably fun espionage sequel which shines in its action, its tech and all-star cast but ultimately fails to grasp the original energy from the first.

VERDICT Fun and energetic if you want more of the same action - but this espionage sequel fails to grasp the energy which is left gasping for more.


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