DVD Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

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. 

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A-

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

22 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun movie. I can totally envision Colin Firth in that role.

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    1. It's insane. Apparently I never paid attention to the rating when it was in theaters because I was surprised how much of a hard R it was.

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  2. I'll be checking this one out soon!

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  3. I absolutely loved this movie but my girlfriend hated it! I can't bring it up without her complaining about how crass it was haha.

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    1. Oh, it wasn't THAT crass. lol

      Okay, maybe a little, but I kind of dig that.

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  4. Great review! I've been meaning to check this out and can't wait when I finally do. :)

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  5. What a fun movie. Just watched it myself and loved it. Church Scene. YES!!!

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  6. I thought this was so much fun, so intense in places but it was always able to bring it back to funny without it seeming like these big shifts in tone. I really liked Colin Firth of course. So stylish!

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    1. I have a bit of a crush on Firth. He was great here.

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  7. Firth is in some really random shit and I absolutely adore him for it. He really looked like he was having fun, too. Loved it.

    This mutha was pretty gory, wasn't it? Like, that guy getting cut in half? Shit. That wasn't anything.

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    1. Oh, I know. I wasn't expecting it to be like that either. I never bothered to check the rating.

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  8. This movie was awesome and fun! When it was released, I wasn't sure if I was going to watch it or not, but glad I did. Glad you liked it too!

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    1. I should've watched it in theaters, but I thought it looked so dumb. I'm happy to be proved wrong.

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  9. Yay! I want to rewatch it, as I'd only give it a B, but it's a blast, for sure.

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    1. B is still a good grade and a worthy one of this. :)

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  10. This was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. That church scene?! Nice review!

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    1. Thank you! I felt the same way. So much better than I expected.

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  11. So glad you liked this one! I'm shocked how many woman were offended by that joke, like really...and it's me defending Vaughn here, the man who unleashed that turd Kick Ass upon the world

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    1. That surprises me too. I thought it was hysterical. And it's not like I always let vulgar jokes slide, I hated a few they made on Girls in the brief time I tried to watch it.

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