If you save the world, we can do it in the asshole.
When Eggsy (Taron Egerton) was a boy, a mysterious man came to his house to tell his mother of his father's death. He gave him a medal of valor with a phone number on it to call if he ever needs help. Fast forward about 17 years, Eggsy's life has been rough. His mother's boyfriend is an abusive douche, and after he gets thrown in jail for stealing a car, he decides to call the number on the back of his medal.
He's then reunited with Harry, (Colin Firth) though he doesn't recognize him as the man that gave him his medal. Harry is part of the Kingsman. A secret spy organization with a very long history, and an advanced training boot camp. Harry believes in Eggsy, as he did his father, and gets him on the path to start his training. Now is the perfect time too, because a tech mongrel, Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) is about to kill a good portion of mankind.
I remember seeing the previews for this and thinking it looked like a stupid Bond rip off. Then it came out and got some great reviews. I still waited for the DVD, but it was absolutely worth the wait. The Kingsman is the best kind of campy. It's so over the top and ridiculous and easily one of the funniest films I've seen in ages.
It's shot quite brilliantly, especially during some of the many extended fighting takes. It's a lot gorier than I expected it to be, but the cast was wonderful and it's easy to see why they would want to be a part of this film.
Memorable quote: "That was fucking spectacular!" - Merlin (Mark Strong)
That was fucking spectacular
If you save the world, we can do it in the asshole