Kingsman The Secret Service
So.. is this the remake of British Cool.. the restart for JB.. James Bond.. we’ve been waiting for … or.. well something else.
Firstly this movie, knows it’s a movie, and know’s to play to the crowd.. the only question.. what crowd is it aiming at.. and we’re a little worried that it’s aimed after the kinda crowd.. that well.. isn’t necessarily the one we’d have chosen.. and in so doing.. will fail on multiple levels.. Yes it will get box office and applause.. but in a decade will it stand.. we think not. which is a shame.
There are some exceptional moments, some intelligent choreography and plot twists and for those of us who know.. http://s.ecret.me/ closer to the truth. (tell them Simon sent you..)
Ok.. the plus’.. it’s not overly sacharine.. You will laugh at time.. Strong athletics and physicality.. in places. Interesting plots and ideas.. One of the most striking is Algerian dancer and actress Sofia Boutella, who plays deadly henchwoman Gazelle.
The not so good.. overly gratuitous violence.. think for 15year old boys.. a weird anal sex line.. why required? what’s the point. Some silly overly simplified role plays – plebs vs not.. boys that say “bruv”.. The over the top swearing.. just so you can..
It was like someone had watched the English football hooligan movies and said.. what if we did that with James Bond.. and then had Mr Cool… Samuel L Jackson.. play the bad guy..
We overly simplify.
All in all.. we’re frustrated and fascinated.
This could have been amazing.
As it is.. I’m not even sure if we’d recommend you go watch it..
Shaun of the Dead – had humour..
Kingsman.. falls over and doesn’t quite cut it.
So.. who let the script through? do they care?
Will there be a sequel?
What could have been a really intelligent long standing movie that was genre defining was in our view let down by production and directorial vision..
We’ve been asked to help with a few film projects and we’re clearer why this happens.. Someone starts thinking ego, money and funny.. not real artwork and edutainment.
For me.. the opening pieces were most telling and poignant.
So.. if you loved The Avengers.. , 60s tv.. and well you want a silly movie.. watch this..
can you tell we’re confused our self.. we so want to love Kingsman…. time for a fan cut.. or reboot..
And Sir Michael C.. a gem as always..