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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the United States. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taron Egerton ... Eggsy
Edward Holcroft ... Charlie
Gordon Alexander ... Kingsman Cab Driver
Mark Strong ... Merlin
Hanna Alström ... Princess Tilde
Calvin Demba Calvin Demba ... Brandon
Thomas Turgoose ... Liam
Tobi Bakare ... Jamal
Julianne Moore ... Poppy
Keith Allen ... Charles
Tom Benedict Knight ... Angel (as Tom Benedict-Knight)
Colin Firth ... Harry Hart
Michael Gambon ... Arthur
Sophie Cookson ... Roxy
Björn Granath ... The King of Sweden
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Storyline

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams, the surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. Written by Viir khubchandani

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Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian | Swedish

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kingsman: The Golden Circle See more »

Filming Locations:

Camberley, Surrey, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$104,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,023,010, 24 September 2017

Gross USA:

$100,234,838

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$410,902,662
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Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The villain, played by Julianne Moore, is called Poppy for the plant from which opium is extracted. The real life name of the actress playing Clara in the film is Poppy Delevingne. She is also Cara Delevingne's older sister. See more »

Goofs

When Eggsy is having dinner with Tilde and her parents, the King of Sweden explains to Eggsy that he should be addressed as "Your Majesty." Living in a monarchy, Eggsy should have known this already, particularly after his Kingsman training, which included a significant etiquette portion. See more »

Quotes

[Harry and Eggsy shove Whiskey in the meat grinder, turning him into minced meat]
Eggsy: Put Alpha Gel on that... dickhead.
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The "Take Me Home, Country Road" musical theme is heard over the Marv Films logo. This foreshadows the song being used at a pivotal moment in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, before the film could receive an NC16 classification the film was edited in order to remove two utterances of religious profanity which was deemed to exceeded the BFC's set Classification Guidelines. Under these Classification Guidelines, "language that denigrates religion or is religiously profane" is not allowed for all ratings. See more »

Connections

Features Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin (as Bernard Taupin)
Published by Universal/Dick James Music Ltd.
Performed by Elton John
(Re-mastered version 2004)
(Live at The Royal Festival Hall 1974)
(Live at Wembley 1975)
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Definitely Not As Good As The Original But Still Really Fun
20 September 2017 | by TheJediWay9See all my reviews

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is the sequel to the 2015's surprisingly good hit action film "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and brings the cast back to take down former drug cartel leader Poppy who has attacked the Kingsman headquarters and they need to investigate her scheme to prevent a virus from spreading across the world.

I really loved the first film. It was unique, original, and just damn fun. Matthew Vaughn really has that knack. I went in with great expectations for the sequel and walked out really liking it, though I didn't love it.

From a technical standpoint this film looks amazing. Matthew Vaughn can craft great action sequences and film them with a hand-held camera where everything remains in plain sight. His special effects and visual effects teams are spot on in handling such scenes, and the set design is also really cool, especially the headquarters for the Statesman.

The acting is also really good. Colin Firth, Taron Edgerton, Mark Strong, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, and even Halle Berry who I don't even like as an actress turn in really good performances. You can tell they are all having fun with their roles which they should because it's a ridiculous action movie, and I think that really let some of the weaker links like Berry to shine. Julianne Moore is also an actress I don't like, and I did think she was overselling her performance a bit.

My problem with the movie has nothing to do with the technical aspects like direction, camera work, acting, editing, or visual effects. What it really boils down to is the writing and how some story elements are handled.

For instance, it feels like this film is trying way to hard to harken back to what made the original so great without coming up with any fresh ideas of its own. This movie takes everything everyone loved about the first one, puts it in this movie, and makes it bigger by trying to be better. Yeah, it is bigger...but bigger does mean better. An example of this is towards the end of the film when there is an action scene that is trying to replicate the church scene from the first one, except the scale of the action scene in this one is bigger. There were a lot of scenes like that in here and I don't think Vaughn really thought of how to make things better while still being bigger. The villain was also kind of a drag. It was just Samuel L Jackson from the first one, but instead of him it's Julianne Moore. Her overall plan just comes across as ranging from silly and ridiculous to pretentious and overstuffed. That's where the film really falters and at times it does have some pacing issues especially towards the second act. There's some stuff with Elton John that both works and doesn't work, and that switches up the pacing at times.

Like I said, there is nothing wrong technically with this movie. I just think it needed some rewrites particularly with its villain and its story.

Overall I am going to give "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" a B.

For a more in depth analysis of the film you can check out my review of the film on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tooIzhvdbmM


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