Review: 7.5 out of 10 stars.
Using props from popular 80s music and cassette tape recorder on the background, Kingsman is a highly entertaining CGI enhanced with some solid martial arts moves adventure of the imaginative British spy group.
Scenes were intentionally overtly dramatic and cartoonish, with some that were supposedly to be absolutely brutal but without blood showing, making it more of a comedy.
And as showing like a comic book, most characters are either good or evil without much of a gray area, because after all, this is not a drama or psychological thriller.
The movie was filled with gory, fast and solid fight moves and killings but without massive CGI blood. The blood that was shown was minimal and just got to the point.
The storyline was pretty good, capitalizing today’s everyday technology and the writer created a tale that would make one shriek for the possibility.
Quirky new character to make each actor / actress step into a new personality, so any previous roles these have would would be forgotten when watching it.
Samuel L. Jackson was taking a bit of subtle emotional acting and focused more on his outfit and physical gestures. Sophia Boutella as Gazelle stood out as a great sidekick and stole much of the show as the assistant, showing off her good kicks. The young Taron Egerton as Eggsy, had a bit of hard time filling in the big role to act with intelligence as acting too naive and looking like a young Leonardo DiCaprio. He definitely has a bit of learning to do but his charms helped.
Stay after the immediate credits.
Keywords: action, adventure, scifi, comedy, moviereview
— Spoiler Ahead —
Michael Caine has been the undercover bad guy for quite a few movies now. He again was one this time. What happened to the good old “Goodnight, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.”?
The female blade sidekick was more impressive on her CGI feet, but was sadly reflecting Olympics blade runner. Her role was crucial but she also had a small emotional gesture.
The younger new kingsman, Roxy, was sweet looking and looks like a young Anna Kendrick who tried to fit in a tough secret society.
The dramatic ending of fireworks blowing off each head was spectacular, accompanied with some matching symphony. One might question if the idea might have come from the cellphone could fry the brains theory.
The romance at the end between Eggsy and the princess was a blow to the possible relationship between Eggsy and Roxy, even the movie was kind of hinting it was more of a brother/sister relationship and they were just looking out for each other. It’s hard not to speculate the original intent.