'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Review: The Same Outrageous Style

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21 September, 2017

It is yet another sequel that merely promises you that "Next time, you'll get a straightforward adventure with these fine folks!' Aside from a few moments of timely politics, it lacks both the danger of its predecessor or the courage that comes with being a follow-up to a well-liked original".

For me, the action-packed spectacle was just icing on the cake. "So it depends what occurs, and whether it feels right to him, but I don't think for a second that either he or myself, the lovely people at Fox and whoever else is interested in Kingsman, wouldn't completely love it if this is a continuing series".

Regardless, on the night of the event I set my personal opinions aside and after a quick "Statesman" cocktail I set off into the theatre. This becomes more complicated when he discovers his new mission may require sleeping with the enemy. Egerton, a newcomer when he performed in the first "Kingsman" who then succeeded with an awkward charm in last year's reasonably enjoyable "Eddie the Eagle", still feels a little too raw here. So, it's got more stars, more set pieces, more ... It is what it is with that kind of movie and I figure when they realized a lot of their fanbase was comprised of women, they'd change their game.

Now I am generally a quiet moviegoer and whenever someone belts out laughing or gasps in the seat next to me I glare angrily. What with critics claiming Kingsman "revived the spy genre", and the movie earning $414 million worldwide, it wasn't hard to see why the sequel quickly got a green light from Fox.

The actors, stunt teams and film editors really did a phenomenal job in putting these scenes together. I might do another cut of this film.

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The Oscar-winning actress has joined the Kingsman spy franchise as the main villain Poppy, the head of a drug cartel, who has her own small town called PoppyLand hidden in the Cambodian jungle, complete with diner, salon and theatre, where Elton serves as the resident performer. Her performance is also phoned in.

The Statesmen, as they are known, operate under the cover of massively successful alcohol conglomerate based in Kentucky, run by Jeff Bridges, staffed by Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and Narcos' Pedro Pascal, doing a fantastic impersonation of 1970s Burt Reynolds.

Oh! How could I forget, Elton John is in this film, a lot. Perhaps his agent will look into booking him some more action comedies because his performance left me wanting to see more.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a movie we're looking forward to.

Needless to say that this isn't a family-friendly movie and I would most definitely not suggest taking the kids to it. The Rocket Man singer, who plays himself in the movie, admitted to reporters at the world premiere in London on Monday (18Sep17) that he was offered a part in the first film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, but he declined.

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