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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 ... 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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,234,838

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$410,878,571
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The original idea for the first film's comic book about the American Secret Service who call themselves "Uncle Sam." In the sequel, the Kingsman are teaming up with their American counterpart who call themselves the Statesman. See more »

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If Merlin synthesized the formula and sped it up, then he knew it's molecular makeup and could just as easily have created the antidote himself. See more »

Quotes

[Poppy cures Elton from her toxin with an antidote: Elton gains mobility again]
Elton John: What have you done to me, you fucking bitch?
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement in the closing credits: "A dope thanks to Samuel L. Jackson." Jackson had played Richmond Valentine in the previous Kingsman 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

References Moonraker (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices of Spring, Op.410 (Frühlingsstimmen)
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss Jr.)
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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The Brits are goods, the Americans bring the film down
23 September 2017 | by bankofmarquisSee all my reviews

I was a fan of the first KINGSMAN film back in 2014.  This stylized, violent, charming and daffy film took my completely by surprise and I LOVED the world that was built, the characters that were introduced and the STYLIZED VIOLENCE that was set forth and I couldn't wait to see what comes next.

And...what comes next was more of the same, but without the shock and awe of the uniqueness of things and, quite frankly, I was feeling somewhat disappointed...

And then an "old friend" from the first film shows up and the film recaptures the magic of the first for the 2nd half of this movie and, by the end, I had a ball.

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE follows the exploits of the hero from the first film Eggsy (a "good enough" Taron Egerton).  When a disaster takes out most of the Kingsmen, it is up to him and gadget wiz Merlin (Mark Strong - more on him later) to find out who targeted the Kingsmen and take them down.  To do this, they must join forces with their compatriots in the United States - THE STATESMEN.

And...this is where this movie bogs down.  While the Statesmen should have been interesting and quirky (like the Kingsmen), they instead are boring stereotypes.  Channing Tatum is bland as main STATESMAN Tequila, while Halle Berry is wasted as the Statesman's counterpart to Merlin - Ginger Ale - and don't even get me started on how Jeff Bridges seems to be sleepwalking through his part as the head of the Statesman.  It is only when a long presumed dead character from the first film shows up does this film pick up steam and start to approach the energy, enthusiasm and audacity of the first film.

It's not a spoiler to say that this character is Collin Firth's agent Galahad (they do a nice job of bringing him back from the dead) and when the story focuses back on Egerton, Firth and Strong joining back up to fight the villain (a deliciously evil Julianne Moore), the fun returns and stylistic violence gets turned up a notch and becomes quite stylistic and quite...ahem...violent.

So why is this?  I think it is because the filmmakers are British, so they have a good handle on how to subtly poke fun at the James Bond SuperSpy character-types and their only exposure to an American Hero is John Wayne or Clint Eastwood so they poorly try to spoof American stereotypes and they fail badly.

Only Pedro Pascal (TV's GAME OF THRONES and NARCOS) fairs well as one of the U.S. Agents (and he's Chilean!) showing more than one dimension whilst the others do not.

Thankfully, the 2nd half of the film focuses on the 3 British Agents/stars and that is where the film really takes off.  Mark Strong, in particular, really comes into his own as Merlin and becomes the heart and soul of this film.  As a matter of fact, I'd be fine with them killing of Egerton's character and just give us a movie with Firth and Strong, but, alas, that's not going to happen.

One last note.  There is a very British, very popular, very aging member of ROCK MUSIC ROYALTY that makes an extended cameo in this film (maybe even a supporting part) and this person understood the type of film they were in and went along with the fun with a wink in their eye and a skip in their step.  It was fabulous, darling, a highlight of the film.

As were all things British, too bad the Americans were around to bring the fun down.

Letter Grade:  B+

7 (out of 10) stars and you can take that to the Bank(OfMarquis)


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