Known for the likes of Kick Ass, X-men and Stardust, Matthew Vaughn is one of the big guys in the business and now, he’s back with a new star studded production, Kingsman: The Secret Service.
The new film starring the likes of Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine is based on the acclaimed comic bookÂ The Secret Service.Â The comic series ran from April 2012 until the same time the next year.
The film is about a young man, Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (played by Taron Egerton), who lost his father as a child who gets into trouble with the law and is helped out by a man from his fathers past.
After bailing Eggsy, Galahad (played by Colin Firth), finally explains what happened to his father and how he is forever indebted to him. Galahad is part of the Secret Service group, Kingsman, which is a top secret spy organisation. The group bases themselves on the Knights of the Round Table, and after Lancelot is murdered on a solo mission there is a space in the team for a new recruit.
Each of the remaining Kingsmen has to offer up a replacement to battle it out through a series of tasks to take the role as Lancelot. After talking to Eggsy, Galahad sees some potential in him and chooses to pick Eggsy as his tribute.
James Bond meets Johnny English?
There are clear connects with James Bond as any classic spy film has, it’s explosive, it’s fast paced, interesting and funny. There are girls, booze, money and of course a wildly unimaginable plot line. The film has everything you need for an incredible spy film and more. It was violent but not gruesome, it was funny but not stupid and it’s full of top actors that make this film more than ordinary.
All in all it’s a film about an underdog that makes something of himself despite the expectations of his peers, and who doesn’t love that?
It’s a must see.