‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Entertaining, But Not As Good As Its Predecessor |Movie Review

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 Action/Adventure/Comedy film that is starring Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Mark Strong. It is directed by Matthew Vaughn (who directed the first Kingsman film as well as Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class). A synopsis for this film via IMDb reads: “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 US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy”.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has something for everyone who has been a fan of the franchise. There is plenty of action, humor and special effects and I must say visually it’s very impressive. I keep wondering why the film hasn’t been shown in 3D. I think it would have been amazing. The plot is decent, especially for a sequel, but it never quite reaches the same level as the first film. The British/American theme works well and there are some very funny cultural jokes and references.

I am a fan of Kingsman; I had looked forward to watching The Golden Circle and I’m pleased that the sequel didn’t disappoint. It sticks to everything that made the first movie such a success, including taking some big risks and thinking out of the box. The end result is an imperfect and at times messy film, but a rewarding and highly entertaining one nonetheless. Julianne Moore is a great addition as the villain, and I absolutely loved the scene where Merlin sings John Denver‘s Take Me Home, Country Roads. It was funny and sad at the same time.

I can’t hide that I have a thing for Hanna Alström, who plays Princess Tilde and I was happy to see that her story had a happy ending. I hope there are going to be more Kingsman films in the future. It was great to see Halle Berry again in a big production, as I think she is a great actress. If I were to rate this film it would get a 7 out of 10. It is entertaining enough, but not as good as its predecessor. Go and watch it and judge for yourself.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is out in cinemas everywhere! Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

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Movie Review: Eddie The Eagle

Eddie The Eagle is a 2016 comedy inspired from the life story of British Olympic skier Michael “Eddie” Edwards. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher, mostly known for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Kick Ass (2010),and it is starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. A synopsis of Eddie The Eagle reads: “Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics“.

What I loved the most about this comedy was how easy it made me laugh, and the storyline was linear, developing from one point to another. In other words it made sense and it was easy to follow. Not a lot of people know this, but I am a fan of ski jumping, having followed this sport for quite some time so for me to see a movie about this sport was pleasant. Another thing that impressed me in Eddie The Eagle was the soundtracks, which were jolly and appropriate for this kind of movie and atmosphere. It is fair to say that this movie represents the story of every underdog that has been told he can’t accomplish what he set his mind to, but in the end the determination strives. A personal rating for this film would be 8 out of 10. I highly recommend this film for a good laughter.

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