Kingsman: The Secret Service (Movie Review)

Colin Firth in Kingsman: The Secret Service, with Taron Egerton

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 spy action comedy film, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The screenplay was written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. The film stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton and Michael Caine.

This is my best movie right now and it seems lots of people are still wondering “Kingsman: The Secret Service” worth watching? My answer is ‘Hell,yeah!’. Why? You ask?
I’m so glad you asked that question because as a human being who loves movies and posh guys in suits and by that I mean Colin Firth in all his dapper “spyness”.

His suits in that movie tho!!!! If you’ve seen the movie you know what I mean and especially the part when he went for that fundraising dinner with Valentine and wore those plaid pants and that meticulous suit type jacket…I’ll look for the picture and insert it to this post.
So, maybe the the storyline is kinda cliche ,the most cliche characters. But the movie has style, it has style! It’s so slick and stylish you barely notice the problems. When Colin Firth is in the shot, I completely forget about everything else.
The story line gets the young man who overcomes all kinds of obstacles despite his difficult situations and does it well. He is given the opputunities mostly becuase of his mentor’s guilt which is okay, Really. He becomes the “chosen one”.
The Kingsman is Arthur (Michael Caine) and his knights, Galahad (Colin Firth), Lancelot (Jack Davenport), and the mastermind Merlin (Mark Strong)…Love it! A pure fantasy. Behind the facade of a tailor shop in London is the organization’s high tech base, and rightly so, for a gentleman’s suit is his armour, and the Kingsmen are the new knights.
It struck me almost immediately that the table in the room is rectangular, not round. After all, these are supposed to be the Knights of the Round Table.
I thought that was a rather obvious detail that the production somehow missed but then I hypothesized that making the table a rectangle was deliberate, and a signal that the Kingsman (at least under this Arthur), did not really represent the values of the original Knights of the Round Table. They are too caught up in their misguided view of class and reject the concept of equality – something the Round Table was specifically meant to promote.????????????????????
But then judging from how the Arthur agreed with Valentine and thought he was better than the other Kingsmen, its safe to say the rectangular table was intentional, right?

I also like how when Arthur is poisoned he takes on a lower class accent as he dies. Maybe this explains some of his character, he came from a low-class and is in denial/ is self-hating.
The high tech villain/philanthropist Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) sees mankind as a virus. He has developed the means to eradicate the pests, from a mind-controlling implant to a free-for-all SIM card through which he can activate, make people kill off each other. But this villain is special because he just pukes at the sight of blood which means he can’t even look at his own blood which he does and pukes at the end before he falls off.

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