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Kingsman film series- a review of the Kingsman franchise

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Reviewers’ sentiment on character, Colin Firth, across all movies in the Kingsman series:

Sentiment on Colin Firth
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Beyond The TrailerVery positive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Dutch Bond FanVery positive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Jeremy JahnsVery positive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Chris StuckmannPositive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Impression BlendPositive
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Chris StuckmannVery positive
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Beyond the TrailerPositive
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Ralph the MoviemakerPositive
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Film BrainPositive


Reviewers’ sentiment on the director, Matthew Vaughn, across all movies in the Kingsman series:

Sentiment on Matthew Vaughn, Director
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Mark KermodePositive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Beyond The TrailerPositive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Dutch Bond FanPositive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Impression BlendPositive
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Film BrainNegative
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Beyond the TrailerPositive
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Chris StuckmannVery positive
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Ralph the MoviemakerVery positive


Reviewers’ overall sentiment on all movies in the Kingsman series:

Overall Sentiment
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Chris StuckmannNegative
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Dutch Bond FanPositive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Beyond The TrailerPositive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Jeremy JahnsPositive
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Impression BlendVery positive
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Ralph the MoviemakerVery negataive
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Film BrainNegative
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Beyond the TrailerMeh
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)Chris StuckmannVery positive

Note: Sentiment analysis performed by Google Natural Language Processing.

Kingsman film series- a review by Adam Does Movies:

Berlins beard, yes, this is awesome. I need to get it on this. Oh. Wow, what a rush to read the sequel didn’t quite hit the same peak this one did. Go ahead. Go ahead. Hello. Right. I’m obviously not here. I’m going to go straight to show fake laugh. That was certainly fun, wasn’t it? It’s Kingsman one versus Kingsman two on movie Feud. Talks on the table, I believe, is the expression, I wasn’t expecting a lot of the king’s men. One, Matthew Vaughn is a solid director for sure, but the movie looks like an over-the-top old school James Bond. Why didn’t I expect a lot out of that premise? That’s freaking awesome. And the movie was a big reason. It works so well as the stellar cast of quirky characters, Taran Eggerton plays the unconventional, rebellious character. Except it’s a pretty standard set of traits to give the protagonist in a movie like this. But if it ain’t broke, why fix it? The real star is Colin Firth as his mentor Galahad, a very unconventional role for him to take on and one that worked perfectly. His calm demeanor, his expert knowledge and proper table etiquette and gun care oddly worked well together. Then there’s the always on point. Michael Caine, who automatically bumps the film’s quality while Mark Strong gives a great supporting role and provides some light laughs along the way as Merlin, the sequel brings back the whole crew sans Caine. And even though Princess Tilda had a very small and tight whole I mean role in the first film, she gets an expanded one here.

The big new edition is the American chapter of the King’s Men, known as the Statesman. Big names like Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges make appearances here and there, but are extremely underutilized. And the trailer is definitely overplayed the roles that were going to have in this film. The same can be said for Halle Berry, who just doesn’t have a lot of exciting things to do is actually a big surprise celebrity in this that has more screen time than the aforementioned statesman, relatively unknown actor Pedro Pascal, who has the biggest role in the Statesman department and does a fair amount of the action this time around. Using his trusty electric rope, he wrangles up the villains. This is me, Ranglin, speaking of Kingsman, really delivers in the bad guy department in both flicks. I really enjoyed Julianne Moore as drug peddling, overly cheerful personality as poppy. However, much like the other newcomers, she’s underutilized and goes down unceremoniously. It took me like 14 takes to say all that, just that sentence. She also pales in comparison to the completely unexpected performance by Samuel L. Jackson as Valentine in the first Kingsmen kiss so many little ticks from his hilarious lisp to his overreaction to blood. He also rocks a mean hat guy. He’s got style and his henchwoman is just as cool with their swords for legs. He’s certainly better than the bionic commando in the sequel.

Sophia Botella, I for sure butchered that last name proves time and time again. No matter what ridiculous role they put her in, she’s still going to look smokin hot. Bottom line, these movies have really big casts, but the original Kingsmen plays off the strengths better. A secret, sophisticated underground organization simply known as the King’s Men recruits only the brightest and the best of the bunch to join this elite cause, which is to keep England and the rest of the world safe. In order to join this team of well-dressed agents, you need to go through a series of grueling tests and receive top marks. And much like Will Smith and Men in Black EXI is not your typical candidate. He’s brash, doesn’t play by the rules and has trouble following orders much like me on Wednesday night at Bowling League. Yet even with all his issues, Firths Galahad sees a potential inside the overall world of men, makes up for the somewhat tired trope as EXI is slowly introduced into the Crazy Gadget’s unique locations and interesting people that populate his new world. And things really kick into gear when Valentine unleashes his secret weapon, a software that can amida a hidden frequency, triggering the most primitive and aggressive instincts in each human in range of the smart device. It’s a great premise and one that reminds me of something you’d see in an afternoon cartoon show. The whole thing somehow manages to feel grounded.

I can’t say the same for the sequel, which hits levels of Looney Tunes. The movie starts up well enough for the really fun car chases excuse attacks by a rejected Kingsman applicant and fighting in a car is all the rage these days in film, as we had one not too long ago in Deadpool and even more recently in Atomic Blonde. It’s not much further on that the entire agency is targeted and obliterated by Poppy. I was pretty disappointed. Kingsmen, too, already went this route for a couple of reasons. Number one, this is only the second movie in the series. This happened way too quickly for my liking. And number two, it was so easy to accomplish. When you tell about the title of the Golden Circle, I expected some deep seated underground society that had all these inner workings and organizations at their disposal. But it’s really none of that. It’s also a shame we had to leave England so early on as there was a charm there that made the franchise stand on its own from others. Even more puzzling as we’re introduced to the American version of the Kings, men known as the statesmen who are supposed to have all this wealth and far more reach than the King’s men did. Yet their group seems tiny. It’s like it’s like five people anyway. XY and the company need the statesman’s help to steal an antidote from Poppy to save a large population of infected drug users. If you hadn’t seen King’s men and you want me to quickly summarize it, I would say it’s James Bond on speed.

You hadn’t seen King’s men, too. I would say it’s Spy Kids on bath salts. There are a lot of moments where things just get too bonkers for my liking, especially late in the game where we see a stadium sized human zoo, complete with people in individual cages stacked one on top of the other. There’s certainly nothing subtle about these two movies, which is both a gift and a curse. I quite enjoyed seeing a church full of deplorable kill each other in a savage fashion. But a man being ground up and served in a burger was a bit too much for my taste. Pun intended. I’m glad the director doesn’t pull his punches, but some of them never really landed for me and I’m not sure they needed to be thrown in the first place. As the tech continues to grow, there are more and more moments where I have no idea how a scene is filmed and that’s why I love watching movies, the level of talent on display is simply phenomenal. I turn to my brother in the seat next to me and said, How the hell are they doing this? This is amazing. And he’s sitting over there with this stupid trademark grin on his face, just eating it all up. This momentum carries Kingsman to for a good 30 minutes until eventually the steam starts to run out in the weeks.

Script really shows through. The effects are big and bombastic, but not necessarily interesting. There are some very enjoyable action scenes here, but the magic is somehow missing. I think it is partially because things are just so crazy this time around. Or it could have been a badly kept secret that Firths Galahad, who has returned because they read Condon’s death from the first film, doesn’t really do much for a long time. This does lead to a few fun gags, but with so much ludicrous stuff already on display, it felt I needed. The same can be said for a plot twist that amounts to very little, but clearly knows the most popular scene from his first flick is the church massacre. So he attempts to recreate the style a few times over, especially in the last fight. But the music’s just nowhere near as good as Freebird, and that can be said throughout this picture. The music just not that good. I’m sure this was just coincidental, but the song Take Me Home Country Road is featured heavily in both Kingsmen, too. And Logan Luckie, which just released a few weeks earlier, also contains Channing Tatum and is a much better film. The first Kingsman is paced far better than its sequel, mixing the action and smartarse storyline in perfectly. There is more polishing too, but I like the grittier, bloodier look of no one. Video game like action can only stretch a film so far before the audience starts searching for a point to it all.

Come to. While I didn’t hate Kingsman, too, I don’t think it’s bad by any means, I do think it is a big step back from the first. There’s plenty of humor and stylized action in play, but it’s missing the charm and frankly, the class of the first. Now, I’d love to hear from you. Did you like the two CGI robot guard dogs or are you more in my line of thinking? Less is more. Leave a comment. Vote for your winner. And remember, this is more than just reviews. This is movie. Fuds can never understand Villon logic either. This this woman, Popi is a multibillionaire and she’s only got two guard dogs. Why not a robot Hocker or two? She’s got a couple of old busted landmines and some stupid robot dogs. Give us something from Horizon zero. Don, you got the money. Go through that catalog. Thanks for watching the video. Feel free to check me out on social media platforms for credibility purposes, intern Sheila should be putting up some graphics for you to digest, I believe. Otherwise, you’ll be out on the curb like your mom. Got to move on. You can also check me out on Patrón dot com slash Adam. Does movies throw me a buck or two? If you want to run this channel alone and say it’s almost a full time job, honestly. Thanks for your time, Sheila. The graphics now.

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