I get what they were trying to do with a spy movie spoof. Good idea. Had potential to be a classic. Unfortunately they missed.
This is a fun, fast, and stylish spy sort-of-spoof. My biggest peeve was with Samuel L. Jackson as the villain. I didn't like him at all (and I normally quite like SLJ). His stupid lisp, dumb had, and his overall performance was just wrong, in my opinion, and dragged the movie down. On the plus side, the fight scenes were cool and a bit different. Worth a look but don't expect a modern James Bond kind of film. It's more of a 70s-era Roger Moore Bond type film.
Note for Toronto folk: You can briefly see University Avenue in Toronto in one of the riot scenes fairly late in the move.
I can (sometimes) appreciate a good old action movie where the plots don't add up, which I was in the mood for when I picked this up...I have to say it delivers a whopping 3 mins of action (church scene) and nothing else. The one star is rewarded for Colin Firth's unfailing good looks.
This film has some truth, but it is shocking to watch. There is a reason it is rated R. Some radical environmentalist do think that the only way to save the planet is to reduce the human population by 20%. Brain implants do exist. The chips were created in the 50's and first implanted in orphaned children. It was called the 'Bluebird Project'. The Manchurian Candidate followed. The wi-fi cell sim card was plausible. It is an abomination of the Holy Spirit. The Church scene was a horrifying result of the mark of the beast.
This film is not for all--some adult Christians may find it too offensive.
The last half hour ruined a somewhat decent action movie. It had good fights, a ok story and a AMAZING soundtrack. The Church scene was shockingly violent. But why that ending? It was a joke.
Hard to go wrong with Samuel Jackson, Colin Firth and Michael Caine but this movie tries hard. Why Jackson affects that ridiculous lisp is beyond me: found it really off-putting especially as it comes and goes throughout the movie. The jokes were telegraphed and the puns were lame. Mark Strong however is very good, as usual as are Firth and Caine. The bit at the end with the princess is just too much and knocks this down to two stars for me.
A bit of summer and popcorn fluff. More suited to late teens, but still a bit of fun, in the vein of the very early Bond movies. Short on plot, big on preposterous characters and action, some gadgets. You get the idea. Michael Caine, Samuel Jackson and Colin Firth had fun, and laughed all the way to the bank.
"Kingman: The Secret Service" definitely is a British comedy. 81 Years old Michael Caine still has a good voice and his body has not bowed out like so many others his age. Samuel L. Jackson must love the opportunity to adopted a lisp and still claim to rule the world through his personality. The young Welsh actor, Taron Egerton, could have been replaced by any other young actor without anyone caring who or where he comes from. The gratuitous violence to background music was boring! The exposed woman's backside as she waits for sex was a crude scene. No wonder our world has degraded into lax morality with this type of movie masquerading as comedy.
I do not get why they actually have to flash the princess private parts in the epilogue scene. Is it to compensate for the movie plot lackluster?
I had no idea what to expect from this movie. It was entertaining and made me chuckle at parts. I'm not a huge movie watcher but this kept my interest. The only thing that bothered me was Samuel L. Jackson's character's lisp.
Rougher than I expected for a film about distinguished gentlemen spies, KINGSMAN was violent and harsh but keenly written with nuanced characterization. I've come to expect this of director Mark Millar, reminiscent of his X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. KINGSMAN is a wild ride with a nice chunk of R-rated gore and a heap of action. The jokes are slipped in between the punches. With the class of Colin Firth and the bravado of Samuel L. Jackson, KINGSMAN is a film for all types, pairing British spy thrills and choreographed American action sequences. It's fun beyond all else, worth the watch at least once and perhaps more, if that's your kind of thing. I recommend KINGSMAN.
Lot of wasted talent for a so-so plot. Some interesting bad-gals/guys livened it up a bit. Mr Caine needs to stop selling his considerable talent to the highest bidder.
I couldn't agree more: this movie is excessively violent. Unnecessary attacks on White people and Conservatives. (Even poor Lady Thatcher got a swipe by a kid who probably never heard of her before!) Why can't movie makers leave people's politics and religious beliefs out of their movies? I am just glad I didn't go to the theater to watch this piece of garbage.
Would have been a wonderful family movie except two scenes that were clearly added at the last minute that are crude, unneeded, and really spoil the movie in the last five minutes. Hollywood clearly was hoping to attract adolescent males with these anal sex lines.
Disappointing, poor pacing, gratuitous violence. What a waste of great actors!
Inventive. Visually stunning. Highly entertaining. After yawning through the tedious, slow "Man from UNCLE," this one restored my faith in movie making.
I wanted to like this one more than I did. Very pretty film, heavy CGI'd fight scenes. I'm sure if you're a fan of the Comic, you'll be disappointed. Sam Jackson totally wasted in his role.
The story started off promising but halfway through it turned into another "let's make conservatives and christians look bad" cliche fest. Movies that try to send an underlying political message stink worse than bad breath to me, which is why this one stunk like a skunk. Furthermore Samuel Jackson's character was simply ridiculous and his lisp was laughable. The story is good if you've got 2 hours to kill especially thanks to the visual tour de force but otherwise it was nothing special. It was mediocre at best nothing more.