Kingsman: The Secret Service

Saturday, March 14, 2015

When I saw the trailer of Kingsman: The Secret Service on TV, it gave me the impression of a really cool spy agent movie. It made me ACTUALLY wanting to watch it even though it's not a summer blockbuster release. Kingsman has been a long wait since the last spy thriller movie was shown in cinemas, as the silver screen was mostly dominated by superhero themes in the last 5 years.

To be honest, I'm starting to feel the superhero fatigue because not just Marvel but 2 studios, DC & Fox have jumped into the bandwagon of turning more comics plots to movie trilogies after Marvel's successful cinematic universe. With Kingsman, it was a breath of fresh air.

In summary, the film follows a young man named Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton) who was recruited by a super-secret spy organization to train & become a spy agent. I loved the fact that the creators used an unknown actor as the lead because I was in for a surprise. Moreover, it made the transformation from an unrefined street guy to a highly skilled gentleman very convincing. Surely you can expect Matthew Vaughn who directed X-Men: First Class to make Kingsman a wonder.

I won't be revealing more of the plot because you've got to watch it. All I'm going to rave about is how incredibly stylish the movie was because spy agents were always dressed in bespoke suits. Vaughn collaborated with luxury retailer to create a range of bespoke suits while the accessories seen in the movie were designed by heritage brands. This collaboration marks the first film which customers can purchase all the outfits they see in the movie. Such brilliant marketing!

This movie is rated 18 in Malaysia & I'd say the censorship board meant it. It's not the kind of movie you'd want your child to watch. Kingsman is full of profanities & mild graphic violence, though I personally thought it was rather hilarious how the scenes were delivered. Go watch the movie & remember, strictly for adults only. =P

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