Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review


Brandon Young and

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a bold, incredibly violent, action flick that takes the James Bond spy vibe and turns it on its head. It’s widely hilarious and extensively graphic, with flying limbs, climatic slow motion shootings, and scenes of utter murderous mayhem. The type of crude humor that occurs throughout the movie may seem inappropriate to some viewers. There’s also some scenes of tobacco use and drinking. But there’s a bright spot where the movie gives its viewers advice on how to be an honorable person in a dishonorable time.

If there was ever a movie that had the perfect balance of comedy, action, and romance, Kingsman: The Secret Service would be near the top of the list. The movie follows a young British teen, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, played by actor Taron Egerton, as he finds himself transforming from a young criminal into a professional British spy. Gary’s father was also a Kingsman spy, but died during a mission in Afghanistan when Gary was only a toddler. Gary runs into Harry Hart, played by British actor, Colin Firth. He notices Gary’s potential and recruits him into his secret agency training program. But, what Gary doesn’t know, is that Hart knew his father before he died.

Gary and Harry head to the secret spy training facility located behind a secret door in the Kingsman Tailored Suits store. Once they get there, Gary is introduced to other recruited spies that will be competing with him. But this was not any ordinary training program–death was real and unfortunately, was the result for most of the recruits. After some death-defying tasks that included jumping out of a plane without a parachute, being tied down to train tracks, and even flooding the trainees sleeping chamber, there were two left: Gary and Roxy, played by actress Sophie Cookson. The final task was to prove that they could divest themselves of any emotional bonds they they formed.  Without any spoilers, the two both wind up becoming spies.

The antagonist in the movie is the wonderful Samuel L. Jackson, who plays a man bent on controlling the world by killing nearly 60% of the world’s population. He designed a phone that is available free to everyone. But, what they don’t know, is that the phone is actually programmed to emit a noise that triggers something in the brain, making everyone chaotic and incredibly aggressive. But, Gary and Harry’s mission is to stop Jackson from accomplishing his goal.

The movie is a fun ride, packed with action, romance, and comedy. If there was ever a movie that was worth the time and money, this movie would be it. Kingsman will not disappoint and is definitely worth seeing in theaters.