Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 spy comedy film with action and adventure that is an installment and sequel from the 2014 movie Kingsman: The Secret Service . This movie is co-produced and directed by Matthew Vaughn and written by him along with Jane Goldman. This movie as a sequel to the first film is based on the comic book series entitled “Kingsman”, which is created by Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar (also known for his works on Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Civil War, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and even Kick-ass) and British writer Dave Gibbons (famous for miniseries Watchmen and the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything”).
This film is cast by star-studded Hollywood actors who reprised their roles from the first film. Oscar Best Actor for King’s Speech (2010) and 66-time award winning British actor Colin Firth (King George VI of King’s Speech/ Fred of A Christmas Carol/ Lord Henry Wotton of Dorian Gray/ Aurelius of The Last Legion/ Mr. Brown of Nanny McPhee/ Henry Dashwood of What a Girl Wants/ Lord Wessex of Shakespeare in Love/ Mark Darcy of Bridget Jones’ Diary) played the reprised role of Harry Hart aka Galahad; 1-time award-winning British actor Taron Egerton (Eddie Edwards of Eddie the Eagle/ Johnny of Sing) played his reprised role as Gary Unwin aka Eggsy; 3-time award-winning British actor Mark Strong (Stewart Menzies of The Imitation Game/ Lord Blackwood of Sherlock Holmes/ Sebastian Graves of The Brothers Grimsby/ Matai Shang of John Carter/ Sinestro of Green Lantern/ Frank d’Amico of Kick-Ass/ Godfrey of Robin Hood/ Hani of Body of Lies/ Septimus of Stardust/ Toby Crackit of Oliver Twist) reprised his role as Merlin; British actor Edward Holcroft (Aaron of Vampire Academy/ Alex of London Spy/ Thomas Wintour of Gunpowder) also reprised his role as Charlie; Swedish actress Hanna Alstrom (Sophia Grenborg of A Place in the Sun) also reprised her role as Princess Tilde, Eggsy’s wife; and British actress Sophie Cookson (Pippa of The Hunstman: Winter’s War) as Roxy.
Featuring in this sequel are also renowned Hollywood actors like Academy award-winning American actress Julianne Moore (Alice Howland of Still Alice/ President Alma Coin of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay/ Mother Malkin of Seventh Son/ Margaret White of Carrie/ Callie Ferris of Next/ Allison of Evolution/ Sarah Harding of The Lost World: Jurasic Park) , who won her Oscar Best Actress in the movie “Still Alice”, played her role as the antagonistic Poppy Adams. The first African-American woman to win the Oscar Best Actress award from the film “Monster’s Ball” and 41-time award-winning actress Halle Berry (Miranda Grey of Gothika/ Karla Dyson of Kidnap/ Patience Philips of Catwoman/ Jinx Johnson of Die Another Day/ Ororo Monroe aka Storm of X-Men first trilogy) played her role as Ginger Ale. Another promising Chilean-born American actor Pedro Pascal (Javier Peña of Narcos/ Tovar of The Great Wall/ Max of Bloodsucking Bastards/ Oberyn Martell of Game of Thrones/ Agent Marcus Pike of The Mentalist) played his role as the Statesman named Whiskey. British pop music icon who announced himself homosexual in the 1970s and Oscar winner for Best Original Song for the 1994 animated movie The Lion King for his song “Can You Fell the Love Tonight”, Elton John made his role here as himself as Elton John character in real life. 21-time award-winning American actor Channing Tatum (Jenko of 21 and 22 Jump Street/ Cale of White House Down/ Jimmy Logan of Logan Lucky/ Superman of The LEGO Batman Movie/ Caine Wise of Jupiter Ascending/ Mike of Magic Mike/ Duke of GI Joe/ Tyler Gage of Step Up) played his role as Tequila. And last but not the least another Oscar Best Actor from the 2010 movie “Crazy Heart” and 43-time award-winning American actor Jeff Bridges (Rooster Cogburn of True Grit/ Bad Blake of Crazy Heart/ Master Gregory of Seventh Son/ Kevin Flynn aka Clu of TRON: Legacy/ Obadiah Stone of Iron Man/ Zeke Topanga aka Big Z of Surf’s Up/ Jack Prescott of King Kong) played his role as Champ.
The story follows about the members of Kingsman that needs to team up with Statesman, their American counterpart, to ask for an alliance against Poppy Adams and her drug cartel called “The Golden Circle” after the world has been held hostage. This movie was premiered in London on September 18, 2017, and was released on theaters on the 20th of the same month in 2D and 3D, and was released on IMAX on the 22nd of September for the United States. This movie only grossed worldwide for $395 million from a production budget of $104 million. This film has said to have received mixed reviews from critics with the over-stylized action being met a polarized reception and with the use of new characters, plus the 141-minute running time was also criticized.
Based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of only 51% based on 239 reviews, and an average rating of 5.3/10. The site’s critical consensus reads “Kingsman: The Golden Circle offers more of everything that made its predecessor so much fun but lacks the original’s wild creative spark”. On the other hand, the film has a weighted average score of 44 out of 100, based on 43 critics indicating “mixed or average reviews” based on Metacritic.
This movie had poor ratings compared to the first film obviously, but still I enjoyed the movie. Though they made the second movie a lot more funnier than the first, still the actions and stunts in this movie has still got the moves to be entertained. Though lots of Oscar Best Actors are being featured in this sequel, still this movie is a big surprise for anyone who is a big fan of Kingsman from the start. Lots of twist in this movie that will surely amaze you if you haven’t watched this movie yet. I can still give my support for this movie. Still 2 thumbs up and a 5-star rating. Not boring and it will really make you laugh and get astonished by story twistsand stunts shown in this promising movie.
In behalf of this, there’s a good news for all fans of Kingsmasn, since Vaughn, the writer of this film, has stated that he and Goldman have a third Kingsman film planned. Egerton revealed that his personal choice for the role of the villain of Kingsman 3 is Dwayne Johnson. As he envisions the Kingsman franchise to be a trilogy, Vaughn also went on to suggest that this sequel may be the last. He has also revealed that with the success of the Kingsman films, he is interested in making a Statesman spin-off.
So if you haven’t watched this movie yet, here’s my attached Youtube trailer for you. Just check the video and enjoy:
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