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Film Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers no nonsense reviews that are meant to educate as well as entertain. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

12 Responses

  1. I liked the first Kingsman but it never resonated with me to the degree that it did with others. I was not really excited for the sequel and, after seeing the reviews for it, I think I’ll give it a miss.

    • Nick Kush says:

      I think it’s best that you wait until it’s on HBO or Netflix. There’s nothing about it that warrants heading out to the theaters.

  2. Very interesting read. I’ve been looking forward to watching this (and some little part of me hoped that it would be one of those films with a kick as sequel like POTC) but I know in my heart of hearts that it just won’t compare to the first no matter what. My one gripe is that they chose to show Colin Firth in the trailers when I would’ve so much liked to have gone into the film wondering will we/won’t we see him – it would’ve been a nice surprise but maybe that’s just me. Never mind though, whenever I see Taron Egerton is anything I just want to cry cause he’s so cute and I 100% agree he needs to be in more things – his depiction of Eddie in Eddie the Eagle was second to none. I look forward to watching Kingsman soon and writing my own review to see if I agree with you!

    • Nick Kush says:

      I like you idea of hiding Colin Firth in the trailers. His presense definitely didn’t pull more people into seeing the movie

  3. I really liked the first one. I watched it several times. I’ll still go see this one.

  4. I definitely agree with your general impression of the film but I think it still warrants a higher rating. The editing is still top notch above anything but Baby Driver this year and it’s still a lot of r-rated fun.

    • Nick Kush says:

      I think with this film there’s a disconnect between the level of fun and filmmaking. I would watch it again because of the characters, but it just wasn’t cohesive as a story.

      I would actually disagree with the editing. I found that Vaughn tried to string together shots with 2008-level CGI to make it look like one take that just didn’t really work for me.

  5. I know the original tried to play up Eggsy as a blue collar anti-Bond but I never thought that angle worked–as one critic pointed out, the ending apparently says blue-collar guys can be good spies if they just reinvent themselves to look suitably white collar.
    Of course I also thought Egerton has all the charisma of a block of feldspar.

    • Nick Kush says:

      I think it was less of the idea of blue-collar guys turning into white-collar to become spies isn’t necessasily the case. If you remember from the first film, everyone else was born with silver spoon, making Eggsy an outlier. While he makes it, his friend Roxy also makes it at Kingsman. The two had very different backgrounds but still ended up suceeding in the profession. Even Colin Firth says that being a Kingsman is not a matter of one’s birth right. Anyone can do it.

      That’s a good thought you have there, but from my point of view, the story of Eggsy is more of a coming of age story about a man finally living up to his potential.

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