Five Reasons You’ll Love It - September 21, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Five Reasons You’ll Love It

The story of Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin, a petty criminal and teenage ne'er-do-well who looked all set for a life of petty crime until he was offered the chance to try out to become a Kingsman, a highly secretive, but extremely badass set of super spies, who step in to prevent international calamities, won plenty of acclaim and over $400 million in box office receipts back in 2015, making it a good deal of sense for there to be a second adventure, which arrives this week in the shape of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

The second run stars a returning Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Mark Strong with Julianne Moore, Poppy Delevingne, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Elton John and Halle Berry joining the cast. Matthew Vaughn directs once again and has adapted Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' comic for the screen.

The sequel finds the Kingsman heading to the United States to join forces with Statesman, Kingsman's American counterpart after their headquarters are destroyed by The Golden Circle, a drug cartel with eyes firmly trained on global domination.

The movie is out now in cinemas and available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray Steelbook exclusive to hmv on the right-hand side of the page. But, before all that, we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons why you’ll love it...

 

The action is taken to the next level…

The first movie wasn’t exactly action shy, but things are taken way, way up for the sequel, there’s a barnstorming mountain chase and a breathtaking car chase through London to kick things off.

 

It’s even more outrageous…

The original spent the entirety of its running time with its tongue firmly in its cheek and that’s very much the case here too. Things get particularly naughty when Eggsy is sent to Glastonbury with instructions to seduce a target and implant a tracking device in a very, very personal manner...

 

Julianne Moore is a sinister marvel…

Moore plays Poppy Adams, an international drugs baron, who has built her own personal all-American paradise in the middle of Cambodia. She’s all smiles on the surface, but its' barely covering something very dark indeed. A world away from Samuel L. Jackson's Richmond Valentine, but just as eccentric and just as much fun. 

 

The other new additions are great too...

Channing Tatum and Pedro Pascal are both a whole lot of ass-kicking fun as Statesmen agents while Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges are also excellently cast. Vaughn's put together a great ensemble. 

 

There’s plenty of room for more…

We won’t spoil your fun with any spoilers, but let’s just say there’s plenty more life in this franchise yet. Vaughn has revealed he’s already got the treatment written for the next movie and we can’t wait to see what he delivers.

 

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is out now in cinemas and available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray Steelbook exclusive to hmv, here.

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