Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle


I waited 3 years for this film to come into the cinemas so my expectations were really high. I adored the first film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and it was probably my favourite film of 2014.  I was ready for the second film and it turns out, I had every right to be.
I will say that I don’t think it was as good as the first film, but you get that with most films. It
was still a really funny and entertaining movie.

I’m going to start off by saying that it had one of the best opening scenes to a film I had ever seen. It was full of action, which is one hundred per cent expected from Kingsman, especially after watching the first one. I never thought that we would get that amount of action within the first two minutes of the film, and I’m not complaining: the more action the better. After such a strong opening scene, I was wondering how they could top it. Simply put, they didn’t. As I said before, the film was very entertaining, but that scene was so good, it almost seemed that they put everything into that scene and didn’t have much left to give to the rest.

In my opinion, there wasn’t any need for Channing Tatum to be in the film at all. He was in it
for about thirty minutes at the most, which I was very disappointed about. He didn’t really give anything to the film.
He was a member of Statesman, the American version of Kingsman, alongside Ginger, played by Halle Berry. His character had the deadly ‘blue rash’ that people would get after
they took any sort of illegal drug, so his character, in my opinion, was very pointless as he was hardly in the film. This was very disappointing as I was expecting him to have a big role. I guess I was wrong.

A great surprise was seeing Elton John in the film. He was absolutely amazing. Whenever he
appeared on screen, I couldn’t help but smile, and he was my favourite thing to happen in the film. He was a great addition. He didn’t play a character, he played himself. Elton John also had the deadly ‘blue rash’, but the producers of the film knew that they couldn’t kill off Elton John. There would have been riots in Britain.
There were also a considerable amount of deaths in this film that I was very shocked about. Without giving away spoilers, you will need to prepare yourself for certain deaths. On the morbid topic of death, the one question I wanted answered was how did Colin Firth’s character Harry Hart survive?
It was answered, but I was expecting something a bit more magical. In Kingsman they can do
anything after all, but it was still pretty good how it was done.

To finish off, you are free to leave the cinema right after it has finished. This is only because I stayed in the cinema expecting an extra scene, but there wasn’t one. Just to save you time.

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