Kingsman: The Golden Circle

"As one of our founding Kingsman once said: This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."   - Harry

release year: 2017
genre: spy action
viewing setting: home Bluray 12/14/17

synopsis: After the Kingsman organization is pretty much wiped out, the few survivors must enlist the help of their American counterparts to stop another worldwide evil plot.

impressions: This was a good sequel that couldn't quite match the first movie (which is not a bad thing, as that first one was a masterpiece.) The evil plot kind of made sense, in a warped way, as far as who it was targeting. Some of the plot twists seemed a little off, but all in all it worked. There was plenty of action and gory bloodshed, as before.

acting: Taron Egerton has the main role now, as the future of his organization. Colin Firth is back from the dead as the older agent/mentor with some issues. Mark Strong is also back, as the older agent who's kind of an armorer/hacker. Hanna Alstrom is the Swedish princess and romantic interest. Julianne Moore is the way-over-the-top villainess. Edward Holcroft is the main evil henchman, and proof of why loose ends should always be tied up. From the American agency: Channing Tatum is the reckless, mouthy agent, Pedro Pascal is the more refined one, Jeff Bridges is their boss, Halle Berry is their armorer/hacker. Bruce Greenwood is a super-serious U.S. President.

final word: Fun, bloody, entertaining, but not quite up to the level of the first one.

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