Five Reasons You’ll Love It - January 27, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Kingsman: The Secret Service - Five Reasons You'll Love It

After deciding he wouldn’t be behind the camera on the next instalment of X-Men, most people figured that director Matthew Vaughn would have a damn good reason for doing so. Kingsman: The Secret Service is that damn good reason.

The movie sees the Layer Cake director re-teaming with Mark Millar, the comic book writer with whom he made the brilliant Kick-Ass, for another hilarious and very violent thrill ride.

It tells the story of Eggsy, a part-time ne'er-do-well and full-time loud mouth who looks all set for a life of petty crime when he meets Harry Hart (played by the ever dashing Colin Firth), who presents him with a unique opportunity. He is 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.

We caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons why you’ll love it...

 

Colin Firth reveals his inner badass...

We all know Mr Firth as the quintessential gentleman, the poster boy for costume dramas and period pieces, but here he gets to show off his inner action hero. As the suave, dapper, but deadly Harry Hart, he’s absolutely perfect.

 

Taron Egerton is a real find…

The 25-year old Welshman is a revelation as Eggsy, the ner’er-do-well who Firth recruits to join the Kingsman, he’s whipsmart, brash and very charming. You’re going to be seeing a lot more of him in years to come.  

 

Samuel L. Jackson is having the time of his life…

As villain Richmond Valentine, Jackson goes hard after every cliché there is, he’s got the exaggerated speech impediment, the deadly side kick with blades instead of legs, the global business empire and the maniacal laugh. It’s so over the top, but brilliant at the same time.

 

The action set pieces are spectacular…

The fight scenes are choreographed with the same poise as the National Ballet, the explosions are huge and the action scenes are absolutely high-octane. 

 

It’s just so much fun…

While it’s almost universally agreed that Daniel Craig and the sharp injection of grit and realism into the last three James Bond films have been the best thing to happen to the franchise in decades, it has resulted in an awful lot of very dour and very serious action films in recent years. Kingsman is the ultimate antidote to that, a larger than life villain, gadgets galore and some killer one-liners, and it’s so much fun.

 

Kingsman: The Secret Service is released into cinemas on Thursday (January 29th). To read our interview with star Taron Egerton click here.

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