Kingsman: The Secret Service.

kingsman What my friend Shackman would call a popcorn movie.   And Shackman, I bought a large box to share with my companion for the afternoon who could not follow quite a bit of the accents.  Very entertaining, if somewhat difficult for someone unfamiliar with British accents of which quite a few were on display but made easier to follow by some more familiar American accent from Samuel Jackson as the very hateable villain.

A weak and incredible, (in-credible) story, but good action scenes. tight direction and editing makes it worth an afternoon’s outing.  What we call “timepass” here. Very creditable performances by Colin Firth and Taron Egerton with some good support from the others bar Michael Caine who I thought was underutilised and was disappointing.

If you like mindless entertainment with a lot of incredible action, you can do no better than spend a little over two hours watching this film which I will give a [rating=4] rating.

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12 Responses to Kingsman: The Secret Service.

  1. Thanks for the review. I think I’ll pass on this one.
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  2. Ursula says:

    Apart from that long ago film which involved some robbery (can’t remember the title) Michael Caine is always disappointing (to me). No doubt a nice guy. But always Michael Caine. Which is pretty damning as ‘actoring’ goes.

    On the other hand – and to be fair – there are films I’ll watch even if content holds no interest for me, is downright awful. And all on the strength of an actor/actress I adore. As far as I am concerned they can get away with thespian murder. Names? Too many to mention. One thing I will say: Most of them do have crooked noses. No, that does not include Stallone or that Austrian guy (Schwarzenegger) who has uncanny resemblance to one of my cousins.

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  3. Big John says:

    “If you like mindless entertainment with a lot of incredible action” ? … No ! … but then, it’s almost impossible to avoid these days !

  4. shackman says:

    Mindless entertainment with a lot of incredible action – yep that’s me. I’ve seen the ads for this – I’ll catch it when it hits cable.
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  5. tammy j says:

    i do like michael caine.
    one of my favorites is a little obscure movie made in the 80’s probably…
    ‘blame it on rio.’ a comedy of manners.
    but his part in ‘the man who would be king’ i liked very much too.
    and colin firth. well. superb colin firth. the ONLY mister darcy!
    but… i’ll forego this one. thanks rummy!
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    • Yes, he is capable of some wonderful stuff. I will never forget Alfie! That is why in this film he was under utilised and he should have said no to the role.

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