Hunh. Y’know? We might just be on board for this one, even though we were ambivalent about the first two films in what’s now become a franchise.
The first Kingsman film was fun and unexpected, if a little over-the-top in its depiction of violence. The second one felt overstuffed and overwhelmed by its own silliness. Taking the franchise back a century suddenly makes it seem much more energized and interesting again. Of course having Ralph Fiennes on hand certainly helps, but we really love the look of this one, even if using Rasputin as your supervillain feels a little stale. We don’t know… we’re so hungry for mindless entertainment at the moment that getting a hundred years away from the current moment sounds like a fantastic idea. Having said that, we’re not committed to returning to a theater any time soon.
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man, directed by Matthew Vaughn, coming to theaters February 2020.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Based on the Comic Book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.
[Photo Credit: Peter Mountain/20th Century Fox via EPKT.TV – Video Credit: 20th Century Studios via YouTube.com]
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