Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton) is back and a full-fledged Kingsman and dating/living with Tilde, the Crowned princess of Sweeden whom he met in the first movie.
Eggsy is attacked by a former Kingsman trainee, Charlie Hesketh who hacks into the Kingsman’s system.
Alone with Merlin, Eggsy must stop Poppy (Julianne Moore) from legalizing all drugs that she produces and distributes. Problem is, if an antidote is not released, millions will die from a virus she instilled into the drugs. Needing assistance, Eggsy and Merlin travel to Kentucky to seek help from their American cousins/Kingsmen who are called Statesmen.
If you liked the first Kingsman movie, you’ll like this one. There are the same campiness and fighting/camera styles.
I also LOVED that Eggsy didn’t become a ‘Bond’-type character and sleep with anyone just because he could–even if to do so would save the world. That he didn’t want to have sex with anyone else, and even the target, complained that he hadn’t even kissed her. To me, that’s a true hero. Someone, who even only living with someone and not committed by marriage or engagement, can know that even kissing someone else is considered cheating by some people.
It was a refreshing take on the spy character and I applaud the movie for making that stand. This alone raised my rating level an entire star.
My rating 4.6 stars out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.