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MOVIE REVIEW Kingsman: The Golden Circle Rated MA 15+ Review: Ashwini Saseedaran, 7/10
Enthusiasts of adventurous, world-saving, action-packed, secret-agency films no doubt looked forward to the latest instalment in the Kingsman franchise.
Although movies of this kind have arguably been done to death, The Golden Circle certainly puts a spin on the usual predictability of good v bad guys plots.
With the world under a new threat by evil drug lord Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore), the now fully operational Kingsman agent Eggsy (Taron Egerton) teams up with American counterpart agency Statesman to save the day.
Although robotic dogs, cannibalism and an extended cameo appearance by Elton John were not enough to make this film a success, for some, outlandish scenes — Harry Hart’s (Colin Firth) return from the dead and imaginative props like briefcase guns, umbrella shields and laser lassos — are still impressive in generating a buzz.
Director Matthew Vaughn’s bravery in including out-of-theordinary scenes should be applauded.
Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges also grace the film, but their minimal roles do not allow these big stars to branch out as noteworthy characters.
The flick makes all the right moves, excusing the lengthy 141 minutes of run time, with laughs and gasps popping up amid the captivating plot.
Some may recommend this movie as a rental option rather than one worthy of a cinema outing, but there is no harm in going along with no expectations and preparing for a joy ride.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle has some outlandish scenes.