The suave spies, in their bespoke suits are back. When their headquarters are destroyed, and once more the world held hostage, the Kingsman seek the help of an allied spy organisation in the US, the Statesman. These two elite secret organisations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
Onward Eggsy (Taron Egerton – Sing, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Merlin (Mark Strong – The Brothers Grimsby, The Imitation Game), fearless in their pursuit of justice. The Kingsman and the Statesmen, lead by Champ (Jeff Daniels – Hell or High Water, R.I.P.D), must now band together to defeat a common enemy, and formidable enemy. With the Statesman codenames following various liquor names, in line with their location of their secret base, one can detect a hint of rivalry.
The Golden Circle takes what we were introduced to in The Secret Service, and expands the story. We get more of the organisations history, we get more action, more intrigue. There is enough of the same, and enough new. The laughs are all there, the polite action, the extravagant locations. And a thrill ride set to thrill audiences.
Helmed once more, by director Matthew Vaughn, the film features a good many cameos, including none other than Elton John. One suspects he had a great deal of fun with his scenes, as the character feels so over the top, much like his real life persona.
Action packed, and a thrill ride. A good many laughs, and an enjoyable tale to boot, Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a film to enjoy, to escape into, and emerge on the other side feeling as if one was along for the ride as the world is save.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens 29 September 2017 in South African cinemas.