Sunday, March 08, 2015

Two Word Movie Review - Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Here are your two words:

Jolly good!

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a movie about a British down-on-his-luck teen who is destined for secret super spy greatness... but doesn't know it yet.

The premise is parallel to that of Jupiter Ascending, except Kingsman does everything right where Jupiter did everything wrong.

It's a big screen movie.  If you can catch it in the theater, do it.
During the spectacular visuals of the opening credits that promised more eye candy to come, I leaned over to The Husband and whispered, "I like this movie already," and he replied, "Me, too!"
During the opening credits, you guys.

We've already agreed we'll be buying the DVD.

I enjoyed everything about this movie except the distracting lisp of Samuel L. Jackson's character.


People have made snide remarks that Kingsmen is a rip-off of James Bond movies... as if it's a bad thing to be like James Bond movies.  But it's not like .007 is the only franchise that has ever used spies, secret service, and really cool weapons.  Mission Impossible, anyone? Danger Man, anyone?  Can't really hold that argument against these guys.

On the down side, there is hero's luck, which I usually scoff at. There's lots of hero's luck. (Really, who can be shot at that many times and not take one hit? Elder Son related it to the shooting accuracy of Storm Troopers).
But it's all forgivable, because they do it up right.  It's a good movie.

There were a few parts that actually surprised me and one beautifully orchestrated musical piece that made me laugh out loud.
And that was refreshing.

This is a good one.  You should go see it.

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4 comments:

Bobby Lee said...

I liked it too.

jon spencer said...

I did not see it in a theater. I rented it after it had been on the video store shelf for a couple of weeks.
I was not expecting much.
After watching it I thought, that was pretty good.
Sure it was candy, but sometimes candy is what you want and even need.

Roses said...

Exactly!
I hope I didn't make it sound like a piece of cinematic art, because just a bunch of fun is what it is.

Roses said...

Exactly!
I hope I didn't make it sound like a piece of cinematic art, because just a bunch of fun is what it is.