Kingsmen: The Secret Service
Kingsmen is a film that was HORRIBLY marketed. I have run into several people who thought this film was yet another teen-book-to-novel movie and just didn’t bother with it. Most thought it was maybe a British version of Spy Kids. This film is the absolute furthest thing from that and well worth the investment of time to watch over and over again. In reality, the Kingsmen is based on a comic book by Mark Millar and directed by Matthew Vaughn. You know, the guys who brought you the Kick Ass. That pedigree should tell what kind of film this is. An action movie for adults. A GREAT action film for adults. Not only does it bring some great action to the screen but some really laugh out loud comedy as well as some very interesting and rich characters. Samuel L. Jackson plays a great anti-hero with some wonderful dialogue and motivations and almost steals the entire film. I saw this film by myself while I was visiting my brother in Fresno. There were only four other people in the theater. Once I saw it, I knew that I had to get my brother to see it so I saw it again the very next day without hesitation. I can’t remember the last time I have even considered that. This film is that much fun. I will definitely be picking this up on BluRay once it is released and intend to see if I can’t get my hands on the original comics as well for a read. If this film is still in a theater near you and you are a fan of fun action movies for adults (read, this movie is very violent), do check this movie out. It is a blast!
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