[Movie Review] Kingsman:The Secret Service

[Movie Review] Kingsman:The Secret Service

Based upon the acclaimed comic book The Secret Service and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret gentleman spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into agency’s ultra-competitive training program. Their main goal is to neutralize global threat.

During a mission in the Middle East, one of the Kingsman Harry Hart (played by Colin Firth) was unable to prevent the death of one of his fellow agent. Harry felt guilty for his death. In order to repay his debt, he wants to help his deceased colleague’s son Eggsy to become a Kingsman.

Will Eggsy becomes a Kingsman in the end?

What type of global threat that will be faced by the Kingsman?

Let’s suit up and catch the movie in your nearest cinema now!

“Kingsman : The Secret Service” is a brilliant spy genre of movie (something like James Bond) but with additional twist which makes the movie a very memorable experience.

Great Storyline with Non-typical Villain!
While the story progresses quite predictably in the earlier parts of the movie, it has quite a lot of twists and turns later on which makes the plot a very engaging one. Even the training sessions for the new recruits are fun to watch.

In addition, the movie also involves a non-typical villain who is a tech genius and a celebrity that has a very crazy yet sensible motive. It’s not like those typical villain who does drug, human-trafficking and etc. This villain has a really different and crazy intention that actually quite makes sense in some way. (Something like “Pain” in Naruto comics)

Action Packed Kick-Ass Style of Sequences!
Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass), the movie has a lot of action sequences that are cool and stylish like the ones we saw in Kick Ass. The shaky camera technique was used here and it was brilliantly executed. We can see a very fluid and seamless action scenes being delivered. And trust me, you will be amazed when you are watching those fight scenes especially the ones in the bar and in the church.

Humors Here And There! Guilty Pleasure of violence!
The whole movie was filled with realistic yet funny lines and dialogues here and there. Some scenes also provide unexpected humors which will definitely give you a good laugh.

Undeniably, the movie can be quite violent during those action sequences. However, it can be a real guilty pleasure watching those scenes as they were well filmed (not too gory, at an acceptable range). They are really fun and it is really enjoyable watching them. (It’s just like watching Fatality in Mortal Kombat games)

To be frank, I personally think that the overwhelming action in this movie is even better than what was already good in Kick Ass movies. But be warned that some of the brutal scenes might not be suitable for the minors.

Spectacular Acting By The Casts!
Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson totally shine in this movie. I personally felt that this is a breakthrough for Colin Firth because it is totally different from any other characters he has played before in other movies. He is the one involves in the coolest action sequences in the film.

On the other hand, it’s great to see a different side of Samuel L. Jackson too. Distinct from typical supervillains in spy genre, he is playing a hip hop villain that has a strange accent. Can you believe it? He is actually the same guy playing Avengers’ Nick Fury but now being a bad ass which is equally cool. While being the villain, you will love his character too.  

Newcomer Taron Egerton has put up quite a great performance too. His acting and gestures is remarkable. I really enjoyed his role as Eggsy in this movie.

Otherwise, the other casts are great too although I felt that Michael Caine was slightly under-utilize in this film. His appearance on screen is too brief in my opinion.

Great Package of Original Soundtracks!
Apart from that, the background music and original soundtracks for the movie are also spectacular. The song “Manners Maketh Man” have slight resemblance to James Bond theme song style in the earlier part of the song and some superhero like theme song rhythm in it after the mid-part of the song. It is a unique and great piece of music for spy genre film.

Some of the sentimental songs including “The Medallion” and “To Be A Kingsman” has stirred up a little bit of the emotions that were well-fit to the scenes in the film too. The villain’s theme song “Valentine” also provide additional mysterious atmosphere through our hearing senses.

Besides all these, the movie also played some very relaxing songs which are purposely contradictory to the fighting scenes. (The time when Valentine launched his plan) It provides additional laughter to the audiences.

Manners maketh man! Let’s be gentleman!
The whole movie having the main protagonists in gentleman suit is really intriguing. Trust me, most of the male audiences will leave the theatre feeling of wanted to suit up after watching the movie. It is really impactful!

What I like about the movie:
  1. Great storyline.
  2. Memorable characters.
  3. Action-packed sequences.
  4. Great humors.
  5. Remarkable acting.
  6. Great original soundtrack.
  7. Guilty pleasure of violence.

What I dislike about the movie:
  1. Some brutal scene might not be suitable for minors


This movie deserves a 9.0/10.0!

“New Era of Spy Genre Movie! Amazing movie with great action as well as great humor!” –WLJack

“Nice spy agent movie! Bloody action scenes with funny background music is really memorable! Totally worth watching! My first 10/10 movie in my life!” – Fellow reviewer, John Chen

Highly recommended to those who loves James Bond style movie and Kick Ass movie!

If you are someone who doesn’t like action movie and was hoping to see Colin Firth being romantic in this movie, you would be disappointed! But come on, how could you not like a movie as good as this?

Million thanks to Nuffnang for the opportunity to attend the #NNPremiereScreening of the movie!  #Kingsman

Watch the trailer here:

Published by WLJack.

WL Jack

Dr Jack Chan Wah Loong is the Head Of Medical Department and Internal Medicine Specialist in his current Hospital. Apart from medical related works, he is also a blogger, journalist and photographer since the year of 2008. He is also the chief editor for wljack.com, a website with a dedicated team of journalists that write coverage on Malaysia events and happenings since 2013.

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