Film Review

Kingsman: The Secret Service: Review

Based upon the acclaimed comic book, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organisation. They recruit unrefined, yet promising young kids into their ultra-competitive training program. At this very time, a new global threat emerges from a twisted technology genius.

The film harkens back to the days of the gentleman spy, dressed in his bespoke suit and sipping the perfect cocktail. There is the dry British humour (some of which may not appeal to every audience member), the stylised fight sequences, and impressive gadgets and impeccable manners.

The all star cast deliver well formed characters, that help drive this engaging tale. Colin Firth leads newcomer spy Taron Egerton against the maniacal Samual L. Jackson, to name but a few.

The visual effects support the story, while not overshadowing the acting, witty dialogue and great settings.

Kingsman: The Secret Service, while perhaps not for all cinema goers, is sure to be one of the hits of 2015. Witty and action packed, it’s a great escape from everyday life.

Kingsman: The Secret Service opens 13 February 2015 in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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