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Di­rected by Matthew Vaughn. Star­ring Colin Firth, Ju­lianne Moore, Taron Eger­ton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, El­ton John, Chan­ning Ta­tum, Jeff Bridges, Emily Wat­son The folk be­hind the largely aw­ful Kings­man: The

Se­cret Ser­vice have re­acted to the un­ex­pected suc­cess of their film in an odd way. That en­ter­tain­ment was al­ready vul­gar enough, but the se­quel es­tab­lishes new stan­dards for cin­e­matic overindul­gence. Just look at all these fa­mous peo­ple do­ing noth­ing. Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Chan­ning Ta­tum. The es­pi­onage plot is a to­tal mess. The film lasts for­ever. Moore is lost as the vil­lain. At least it’s less misog­y­nis­tic than its pre­de­ces­sor. 16 cert, gen re­lease, 141 min DC

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