Colin firth puts in an impeccable performance as the ultimate ‘gentleman spy’ is this enjoyable comic- book-meets-James-bond movie.
Directed by Mathew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class) Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a secret spy agency that recruits an unlikely rough kid ‘Eggsy’ Unwin from the wrong side of the tracks.
Eggsy, winningly portrayed by Taron Egerton, has to undergo competitive spy training, in which his loyalty and ethics are challenged.
Samuel L Jackson plays the bad guy, and evil media mogul intent on destroying the human race. Particularly entertaining is Jackson’s rendering of his character’s lisp and his comment “English people speak funny”.
As with Kick Ass, Kingsman is action- packed, and filled with over-the-top violence. It boasts perhaps the best and longest fight sequence seen in cinema. (Hats off to the fight choreographer, FX and film editor who put this scene together.)
If you’re in the mood for a tight, entertaining and amusing film, this is for you.