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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

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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First movie in which Colin Firth and Jeff Bridges have appeared together. They have twice competed with each other for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 2009, Bridges won for Crazy Heart (2009), while Firth was nominated for A Single Man (2009). In 2010, Firth won for The King's Speech (2010), while Bridges was nominated for True Grit (2010). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Clara: What's the matter?
Eggsy: Nothing. I just feel that our spirit animals need more time to get in sync and find a harmonious bond on the spiritual plane.
Clara: Totally.
Eggsy: Yeah?
Clara: Or we could just...
[disrobes]
Clara: fuck?
[pause]
Eggsy: Clara, I don't think I can.
[Clara turns around to grab her robe. Eggsy suddenly notices the Golden Circle tattoo on her back]
[...]
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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 Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) 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
Courtesy of Independiente Limited
Under exclusive license to AWAL Digital Limited / Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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It feels like the fifth film in a franchise struggling to maintain it's relevancy, not like the follow-up to what was perhaps the most promising new property in Hollywood.
29 September 2017 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

It's essentially all a big joke played on those who took umbrage at the few select sexualised moments from the final act of the first film, a joke whereby everything is consistently ramped up to eleven regardless of its negative impact on the story. This standoffish move is meant to further separate the apparent 'critics' from the so-called 'fans', yet it only successfully provides both categories with a much worse experience. While I and many other 'fans' didn't mind (or at least excused) the passive, clearly satirical crude jests and occasional absurdity of the original picture, we certainly didn't want a follow-up based entirely around what would obviously be considered the weakest aspects of the piece - elements which were only mitigated by the joyous fun found in the brilliance of the subtle yet witty satire and the surprisingly well developed characters. These pieces of the puzzle are now missing. Though it is, at times, passively entertaining, what we're left with is a fairly by-the-numbers 'save-the-world' plot and a string of odd action set-pieces seemingly incompetently put together. There's abhorrent use of rampant speed-ramping that makes things literally look like someone hit the fast-forward button, and haphazardly stitched-together short takes that are supposed to make some sequences look like one fluid shot but instead make them look like cheap cartoons. In his quest to ignore the naysayers, Vaughn disappointingly squanders all of the good-will he had built with his predecessor and bizarrely wipes the slate clean relatively early on, wasting time setting up a less interesting new set of characters instead of working with the better characters already expertly established at the end of the prior title. He also reintroduces a previously dead character (seen in the trailers), after making him an amnesiac no less, in a move that should be reserved only for a waning franchise at least five films in that's struggling to maintain it's relevancy, not for what was once perhaps the most promising new property in Hollywood. 5/10


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UK | USA

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English | Italian | Swedish

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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