When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the United States. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
A young man named Eggsy, whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single-handedly. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called "The Kingsman", and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman, and he takes it. He undergoes a gruelling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman, and the trail leads him to tech billionaire Valentine a.k.a. "V", who is also curious about the group following him, ...Written by
Harry is a British gentleman, and would therefore pronounce valet "val-ay", not "val-et", as he did when passing off Eggsy as such to Valentine.
The British Upper Class do pronounce it Val-et, just as they say Fil-et instead of Filay. See more »
[over the radio]
This is Zero One Alpha. We have secured Falcon. I say again, we have secured Falcon.
By the time I count to ten, you will have told me exactly what I need to know. If not, the number ten will be the last thing you will ever hear.
One. Two. Three.
[Hart shoots the terrorist in both legs; the terrorist slumps forwards]
Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight.
[the terrorist sits back up, with a grenade pin in his teeth]
Grenade! Sir, get back!
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There is an extra scene just after the end credits begin. See more »
When the film was shown on German TV for the first time, broadcaster Pro 7 deleted more than seven minutes to show the film during prime time. See more »
People will have interesting reactions to this film. All of Matthew Vaughn's movies have been good, and he was able to push it further with this one. I would call it an action comedy, but there is more of an emphasis on the action than the genre usually has.
There are cool POV shots, and it gets you right into the thick of it. It mixes it up with some short moments where it doesn't cut so quickly, as well as a few long takes that are particular nice. The violence and comedy has a guttural component, which a person like me really enjoys, but it will throw some off.
The film is a throwback to old spy flicks, while at the same time being a sort of parody. It is humorous throughout. Samuel L. Jackson plays an odd megalomaniac who makes you laugh more than shiver, which goes with the tone of the movie. It is nice to see Samuel L. in the role of a bad guy. I have no doubt that many will enjoy the henchwoman, who has a different element to her. Colin Firth fits in with the particularly suave spying; and, the newcomer playing the protagonist, Taron Egerton, handles both the action and comedy well. Mark Strong is always a good actor for movies with dark humor. It is fun, however those who are sensitive may have trouble enjoying it. It is not a film for everyone, but that makes it better for others. I personally think it is Vaughn's best work.
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