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Opinion: Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a Stylized Spy Thriller which has King Size Entertainment.
After 3 Years of the very refreshing Kingsman: The Secret Service, Director Matthew Vaughn returns back with its sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and yes it has king size entertainment again which definitely shines as gold. Vaughn has the credit of making the best X:Men film (First Class) till date, left the director’s chair of X:Men: Days of future past to create the screenplay of this franchise and with Kingsman series he has revived the spy action adventure films, Bond films are loosing its appeal off late and we certainly needed something like this hugely entertaining franchise. The sequel has swag, style, humour, great visuals, breathtakingly choreographed action sequences and to top it all the cool performances from the actors. No doubt I liked the first part more because everything was new for me then, I was unaware of the Comic book series series written by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons on which the franchise is based and now I know this world of Kingsman so generally expectations do take place in mind. That’s why the first parts of every franchise are usually so special but still even after the expectations the sequel delivers. Vaughn and Jane Goldman has written the screenplay in a manner which has the suave and sleek feel of the first film and yet things are done differently, specially in the case of Harry Hart’s character, the senior Galahad played by Colin Firth. I liked Kingsman’s first part more because of Firth, I mean I never expected a brilliant actor like him will ever do a glossy spy action comedy like this. His portrayal of Harry Hart in the second part is too captivating again, he is different from what he did in the first part keeping the heart of the character alive and proves his mettle once more, not to forget how good he looks in those tailor made Suits. He again steals the show.
The Young Galahad, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin played by Taron Egerton is fun to watch, he looks dashing and pulls the role with ease. The welcome edition in the star cast of the film in the form of veteran Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry is good for the eyes though they do not have much to do. Mark Strong as Merlin shines yet again and the antagonist this time is none other than Julianne Moore as Poppy Adams, a maniac drug tycoon. She is ruthless, unpredictable and suitable for the part, I must say the villains of Kingsman films are so fun, remember Valentine played by Samuel L. Jackson in the first installment. The Cinematography of George Richmond is beguiling and the addition of another secret spy service agency called ‘Statesman’ gives more to the meat of the script. And the code names are alcoholic of the agents there, watch the film for more. The BGM gives more life to the already outstanding action scenes and every other supporting cast has done proper justice with their roles. Watch out for Elton John as himself, he is too good. It is little less good than the previous yet a must watch for all the action adventure lovers, I am going with 3.7 stars out of five. As Harry said ‘This is not the end, not even the beginning of the end, this is just the end of the beginning’ so I demand, bring it on, I am hungry for more.