Kings­man hits Proser­pine

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

SET to hit the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre tonight, Kings­man: The Se­cret Ser­vice is a fear­less, bold, un­be­liev­ably funny and ex­traor­di­nar­ily en­ter­tain­ing film.

Kings­man tells the story of the well­man­nered Bri­tish spy, Harry Hart (Colin Firth) and his de­ci­sion to take the re­bel­lious young teenager, “Eg­gsy” (Taron Eger­ton) un­der his wing.

As a bril­liant counter to Hart and Eg­gsy’s atyp­i­cal Bri­tish spy char­ac­ters stands the film’s vil­lain – Valen­tine (Sa­muel L. Jack­son). Jack­son de­liv­ers one of the most en­ter­tain­ing and en­joy­able per­for­mances of his ca­reer as he in­hab­its the char­ac­ter of Valen­tine, who es­chews the typ­i­cal traits of a Bond-type vil­lain in ev­ery con­ceiv­able way.

Valen­tine has a tra­di­tion­ally elab­o­rate and in­sane evil plot that threat­ens the world, but he has done away with the evil min­ions, men­ac­ing voice and the threat­en­ing de­meanour.

In­stead, Valen­tine is a multi-bil­lion­aire with a pro­nounced lisp, a wicked sense of hu­mour and an aver­sion to vi­o­lence.

Through­out the film Vaughn con­tinu- ously re­minds view­ers not to take the film too se­ri­ously, and he con­sis­tently pokes fun at the genre and the story lines that de­fine tra­di­tional spy movies.

He uses the out­landish na­ture of some of the char­ac­ters to his ad­van­tage and he makes sure that ev­ery ac­tion scene is more shock­ing and over-the-top than the last.

Kings­man will keep view­ers on the edge of their seats for the en­tire length of the movie.

Driven by a tal­ented cast and a vi­sion­ary direc­tor, the film is able to take bound­aries and defy ex­pec­ta­tions in re­fresh­ingly en­ter­tain­ing ways.

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SE­RI­OUS STYLE: Taron Eger­ton, left, and Colin Firth in a scene from the movie Kings­man: The Se­cret Ser­vice which will open at the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre tonight. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk.

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