Movie: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth with Julianne Moore and Halle Berry
Screenplay: Matthew Vaughn
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the sequel to the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) which was based on a comic released. This series is based on a organisation called Kingsman who basically save the world from villians. This is very much comic book material and you can tell from the plot itself. The main character, Eggsy, is found in some trouble and calls for help from someone who worked with his father before he died. Turns out, his dad worked with Kingsman which starts a new life for Eggsy. He continues to impress us with how diverse and unique he is, just like his father. He then finally becomes a Kingsman by saving the world, even though he got kicked out.
During the sequel, he continues to work for Kingsman and the plot thickens while some crazy drug dealer [Julianne Moore] tries to destroy them all. Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of the plot. I don’t understand why they would think that drugs is a good base for it. ALSO, of course they had to kill majority of the characters off?! The point of it was that it is different from superhero movies and the hero dies and isn’t meant to come back to life. Majority of people who I’ve spoken to and read from, are very shocked that they actually bought Colin Firth back. They really did not have to do that and add a random method of why he came back to life. It felt like they couldn’t think of any other reason for him to come back so they made a serum that brings everyone back to life from the dead. Which is completely ridiculous.
Additionally to that, there were plenty of unnecessary characters including, Channing Tatum (who was only in the movie for about 2/3 scenes) and Whiskey (who was a double agent). These plots were random and just seemed like they wanted to add more to the story when it wasn’t needed.
In contrast, Eggsy [Taron Egerton] was amazing still. He did a great job in my opinion, just like in the first movie. And not to mention, he still looks great in a suit! He still has the heartfelt, caring personality and a determined to save the world attitude. A part that was a bit odd, was Eggsys’ girlfriend, who was the princess he saved from the first one. I was slightly shocked when I was watching this and entirely confused. I grew on the relationship after a while. But then there was a scene where he was with another girl and that was uncomfortable and it dragged on for some weird reason. It felt like he didn’t even feel comfortable in that scene let alone the audience watching.
The meeting with an american partnership was not the worst idea and they could have made it work a lot better. Halle Berrys role was very small and could have been larger. It seemed like she was just shoved in the movie just for the views. But she did a great job and I still love her.
Overall, I would not watch it again or recommend it to anyone really. Unless they’ve seen the first one and want to see how bad it was. But I do enjoy Matthew Vaughn’s movies but definitely not this one. Hopefully he will create something a bit better than this!