Movie: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Direction: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges
Music: Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
Cinematographer: George Richmond
Editor: Eddie Hamilton
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
What is it about: It’s a sequel to the 2014 “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, it picks from where it was left off and they team up with their American counterpart in a mission to save the world from a treacherous threat. The film is directed by Mathew Vaughn.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Sequels are a favorite for Hollywood, and this one marks another one to their stable. The film most definitely caters to its target audience and have added another ingredient making it more interesting and tastier. It doesn’t tamper with the essence of the first film and keeps the sanity of the characters intact. Mathew Vaughn known for his style adds zest with stylized action taking it to the next level.
One may say it was too much of VFX and might look toony at places, but it was perfectly balanced. The cinematography by George Richmond was spectacular and it was meticulously edited by Eddie Hamilton. Lens work and VFX was hand in hand making the viewing experience a pleasure, and thank goodness for not releasing it in 3D. The score by Henry Jackman and Mathew Margeson was peppy and gripping.
All this was packaged by a breath-taking sound design and mix, which perfectly envelopes the experience.
Taron Egerton as Eggsy was a perfect balance of witty performance. Colin Firth as Harry was poised and subtle. Mark Strong as Merlin was great. Julianne Moore as Poppy was loony as perfect. Pedro Pascal as Whiskey didn’t have much but did his best. Channing Tatum as Tequila was a great addition and did a neat one. Jeff Bridges as Champ seemed a bit lost though. Hanna Alstrom as Tilde did a good one. And Edward Holcroft as Charlie was crisp with Poppy Delevingne as Clara.
Most definitely the action was racy and this time they were extremely agile with great stunts.
Verdict: Mathew Vaughn, once again does it in style powered with slick action making it a worthwhile for the fans. It does serves as a good bridge to the upcoming sequels. Definitely worth a watch, catch it at a well-equipped theatre.