Kingsman: The Golden Circle movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s not recycled, it’s a pretty original sequel with the familiar Kingsman theme. Big fans of The Secret Service will likely enjoy this violent, fun sequel, but it’s definitely not as great as the first film.


After the enemies blow up the Kingsman headquarters, the surviving agents band together with their American counterpart to take down a ruthless drug cartel.

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Movie details

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges
Writer: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
Release Date (Australia): 21 September 2017
Runtime: 141 minutes/2h 21m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Language: English, Italian, Swedish


Themes (M)

The film contains drug themes and crime themes.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains scenes in which people are shot, stabbed and beaten, accompanied by depictions of blood sprays and blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film features occasionally aggressive use of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “**shole” and “bitch”.

Drug Use (M)

The film features moderate references to drugs, as well as depictions of drug use such as meth smoking.

Sex (M)

The film features crude references to sex and a scene in which a man and woman engage in sexual activity.

mpaa rating

R (for sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Golden Circle delivers as much fun and anticipation as The Secret Service through its climatic excitement, but the rest usually points at the bland core. The core is sadly just undesirable, which is the weakest part of this sequel’s design. Matthew Vaughn and Jane GoldmanIt unfortunately have no success in creating an immaturely compelling concept, especially after their predecessor ended up being an entirely amusing blast.

The return of the original heroes to face an even bigger situation doesn’t live up to the original wave of diverting storytelling. This time, The Golden Circle takes an unnecessary and overlong 2 hours and 20 minutes to provide the story, but also can’t attach to a familiarly enjoyable pace we encountered and got to experience in the first Kingsman. Julianne Moore’s presentation of a villain is actually just as fun and Samuel L. Jackson’s, but is flattened severely by poor writing. All the characters and absurdity are great throughout this movie.

However, if the opening hour to the tale was just as exciting and fun as the end of the second hour and the entire climax, the Kingsman sequel could’ve and should’ve been a lot more diverting. The climatic tension and excitement is the best and most memorable thing in this movie. There’s too much time wasted on the lead-up to it, but once it arrives, there’s wildly entertaining action, fearless fatalities and solid motion that we should’ve received in the start. In the end, it’s hilarious and worth the watch for fans.

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