However what the sequel has fallen pray to as many sequels do is giving a unique idea more money, bigger actors and bigger story which has overall lead to a empty yet somewhat enjoyable meal of a movie.
This movie revolves around the Kingsman having to face off against a new global threat after the destruction of their bases, which leads to them seeking assistance from their American Counter parts known as the Statesman.
Firstly the positives. Taron Edgerton is once again great at playing Eggsy, he does so well playing the charismatic young smart ass who acts on instinct as opposed to rules. And his connection with Mark Strong's character worked well. Also for the limited amount of screen time they had Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges were standouts of this movie.
Plus the idea of the Statesman was interesting and allowed for expansion of this world which excited me and Matthew Vaughn as a director is great at crafting exciting yet chaotic action scenes where you still can cohesively follow whats happening. And just like the first movie their were a lot of funny moments.
However the negatives of this movie do affected these positives.
Firstly like I said from the beginning of this movie multiple scenes looked off as they had been filmed in front of a green screen which made backgrounds look fake and at times cartoonish, where as the first film at the beginning felt gritty and real.
Some action scenes felt cartoonish and more like a superhero movie than a realistic spy film which was due to the overuse of CGI.
Also Julianne Moore felt out of place, Samuel L. Jackson still felt like he belonged in this world, she felt like she belonged in an Austin Powers movie.
This movie just felt more like a cartoon than the first and it really showed, it misused Tatum and Bridges and the villain felt out of place. But Taron Egerton and Mark Strong were fantastic, the world of the Kingsman and the Statesman is interesting and a lot of the action scenes were entertaining and fun. Overall this movie was just disappointing compared to the first movie but is enjoyable for the decent amount of the run time.