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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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After the Kingsman's headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, an allied spy organisation in the United States is discovered. These two elite secret organisations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

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Matthew Vaughn
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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 ... 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 (Julianne Moore), the surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organization 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.


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

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Trivia

This Kingsman movie, the series a modern take on James Bond, pays homage to the original master spy in its sequence in the Italian Alps. In the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), a mountain top lair, filmed in Schilthorn, Switzerland, is accessible via cable car. The location bears a striking resemblance to the scenes filmed at Skyway Monte Bianco in the Italian Alps in Kingsman, also accessible via cable car. See more »

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In the final fight in the diner, Whiskey's 6 shot revolver is fired at least 10 times without ever being reloaded. See more »

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Chief of Staff Fox: The President actively sanctioned the deaths of hundreds of millions of people, and lied to the public. I am proud to be responsible for his impeachment, and I will do everything I can to ensure a smooth transition of power.
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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 »

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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Ashes
Written by Danny McNamara (as Daniel McNamara) & Richard McNamara
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Embrace
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Under exclusive license to AWAL Digital Limited / Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Enjoyable, but lost the charm of the original
23 September 2017 | by darryl-42069See all my reviews

Kingsman: The Secret Service is one of the surprise hit of 2015. It's unexpectedly good, with great humor, acting, action, and chemistry with other actors. So when director Matthew Vaughn decides to do a follow-up, I was pretty excited to see Eggsy and co. kicking ass once again. Being dubbed as a "proper" spy movie, the movie has since build a lot of excitement, but does it lived up to the hype?

The answer, is a simple no.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is indeed enjoyable, but it has plenty of flaws that makes the movie fail to deliver it's promise as a "proper" spy movie.

To start, everyone did very well in delivering their roles. Taron Egerton once again stole women's hearts as the likable Eggsy. Colin Firth returns as Harry Hart and his reintroduction is actually made sense imo, and he did a great job portraying him. Mark Strong did a great job as Merlin. Hally Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal also did a great job, though I'll admit that Channing Tatum's character is just a simple plot device. Julianne Moore as Poppy, though not menacing, also did a very good job. The biggest surprise is Elton John. He's the "Joker" in the movie, and he did very well.

The action scenes were over-the-top, sometimes idiotic, but very enjoyable, though this brings to one of my cons. The cinematography is fantastic it's very well shot, though the action scenes has plenty of angle cuts, and the editing was also great.

But, as stated before, the flaws in the movie makes the movie fail to meet our expectations. Most of this is because the terrible marketing campaign, that reveals some of the twists and turns of the movie that should have worked (even Matthew Vaughn agrees). The CGI is mostly used to blend several cuts into seemingly one single shot, and despite it actually worked in the first movie, it failed here because the transition is so noticeable. The action scenes were also over- stylized, featuring more slow-fast- zoom camera-work that again, worked on the first, but failed here because it's overused. There's also a sex scene that I felt out of place, and it's most likely brings a lot of controversy. A character (nope, not Tatum's) in this movie is also very bad in terms of her character because it serves nothing but motivation for Eggsy to save the world again, and the worst part, is that this character is not even a important character in the first movie, but she has more screen time than some of the main characters from the first movie and even the new characters as well.

(SPOILER ALERT. not really, but if you think it was, there you go) Also, the movie takes a unnecessary and questionable move by killing not one, but TWO main characters from the first movie (three, if you include another memorable thing from the first movie), in which one felt very unnecessary, and the other felt like the character has to die.

Overall, the movie is entertaining, indeed. But the movie lost it's charm, and just nowhere near as good as the first one. For casual moviegoers, this is an enjoyable movie, but for a Kingsman fan like me, it's disappointing.

Final Score: 7/10


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Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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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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2.39 : 1
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