I was expecting a pretty serious spy film with a bit of a comic element, like a funny James Bond but this was a full on comedic spy film, almost a spoof. Don't get me wrong though, I really, really liked it!
It was quite different from the films I normally go for and took a bit of getting into, especially the sort of purposly bad CGI thing that was happening throughout but it was perfect for a last minute Saturday night film.
The story followed Eggsy, a teenager from an bit of a bad background, as he competes to earn a spot in Kingsman, a top secret, secret service. Eggsy falls at the last hurdle but returns to the service when he accidentally sees his mentor being killed by a tech villain who is attempting to cull the world of those he deems 'unimportant'. Eggsy works with the few remaining trustworthy Kingsman spies to put a stop to Valentine - played excellently by Samuel L Jackson - and his evil plans.
Plausibility is something that I really like with spy films, stuff that happens in James Bond could actually happen. This film is not plausible in the slightest - the president's head exploded in a cloud of purple smoke for starters - but this just acted to make it a really easy watch. A bit of a guilty pleasure really and worth seeing if you're at a loss of an evening.
Now for the all important question: would I buy it on DVD? It's definitely not something I'd rush out to buy upon release but if I came across it in a sale I'd pick it up to watch over a pizza with friends. Something that doesn't require a lot of attention but enjoyable all the same!
Have you seen Kingsman: The Secret Service? Or are you planning on?
Lots of love,