X-Men First Class director Matthew Vaughn does it again with the release of his newest film, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Based on the comic book, “The Secret Service” written by Mark Miller and Dave Gibbons and with a screenplay co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, this new action-adventure comedy is sure to be a hit with every crowd. It has also been produced by Vaughn, David Reid, and Adam Bohling, with a beautiful score by Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson, all popular names in Hollywood production.
Collin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong and Michael Caine are just a few of the familiar faces that bring this action-packed and hilarious story to life. Firth, who is better known for The Kings Speech and A Single Man, brings a new charming bit of sarcasm and quirk to the character of Harry Hart, and new up-and-coming actor Egerton is sure to gain notoriety with this part.
Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a highly-competitive secret service agency by the name of Kingsman. Agent Harry Hart (Firth) is sent to recruit Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Egerton), the son of an ex-agent in the Kingsman service. Despite coming from a life on the street and being headed down a path to prison, Eggsy decides to train in the extensive and intense program and actually begins to use his skills for good. Meanwhile, villain Richmond Valentine (Jackson) concocts an evil plan to control climate change via a massive murder spree. Eggsy’s skills and loyalty are put to the test as he has to help stop the vicious Valentine.
This film has received an average critic and viewer score of 8.3 out of 10. It is rated R for language, violence and some sexual content so it is not considered suitable for children.