Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Kingsman: The Secret Service

A promising though troubled street hooligan (Taron Egerton) is recruited by a seasoned member (Colin Firth) of a top secret government agency to compete to fill their latest opening while a megalomaniacal nerd (Sam Jackson) prepares to unleash a deadly techno-terrorist threat upon the globe. Even with several shameless sequences, too many false endings, an irritating villainous portrayal in Jackson, Matthew Vaughn's Kingsmen, from a comic series created by Mark Miller and Dave Gibbons, is exciting, not as dumb as one may suppose, and about the most fun I've had with a Hollywood action movie in a good long while.
*** out of ****