Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) REVIEW

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"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" continues to follow Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and his adventures as a Kingsman agent.

One of those new faces we will be seeing in the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle is that of Agent Tequila, played by Channing Tatum. The blend of slapstick camp and ultra-violence won't be to everyone's taste and if the first film turned your stomach than this one will too. That's not the case here; Vaughn actually had a completed version of The Golden Circle edited and ready to be screened, and it was longer than The Godfather: Part II. Still, this fleet-footed, glibly imaginative global romp stays on its toes and keeps its wits about it most of the time, with entertaining and pointedly US -friendly cast additions that should provide an uptick from the $414 million raked in worldwide by Kingsman: "The Secret Service".

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For his follow-up to 2015's spy thriller smash hit Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn has assembled an impressive list of guest stars.

The film's humour isn't quite on a par with the gag rate of the first film either. The lad-to-lord transition of the first film is sorely missed, as is the contrast between Eggsy's working-class background and the highfalutin Secret Service. This idea of sex as reward felt like a crass, old-fashioned Bond cliché that made it into the film with no twist or modern take.

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: "Kingsman: "The Golden Circle" offers everything - several bored Oscar winners, two scenes featuring death by meat grinder, Elton John mugging in close-up - except a good time". This becomes more complicated when he discovers his new mission may require sleeping with the enemy. Still, it's clear that fans of the first film will enjoy the insane action and irreverent comedy of the sequel. It is a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), which is based on the comic book series Kingsman, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The dinner is eventful, but things go even further south for Eggsy shortly afterward when he finds that Kingsman HQ and some of his former colleagues have been destroyed by a mystery opponent.

The fun from the first film stemmed from Colin Firth dispensing the finer points of manners and dressing well while fighting baddies and, of course, seeing the English actor, who usually has a stiff upper lip, transform into an umbrella-wielding badass. The Golden Circle improves upon the first film in almost every aspect, creating a globetrotting thrill ride that never forgets to be fun.

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