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KINGSMAN is back with the GOLDEN CIRCLE Trailer : A very English Spy brand is crossing over to the States and We have Taken a first Look

by James Murphy

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: Trailer has landed, at last. Here’s the lowdown on the newest adventures from the Spy school with style..

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Well, it took a while. Many a viral tease for a tease and a trailer for a trailer. Then, a misunderstanding over just when, precisely, this initial teaser trailer would land. But finally: it is here. A revealing on one hand, guarded and furtive on the other, teaser trailer for KINGSMAN : THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.

I gave a middling review to the first movie, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. I thought it neither one thing nor the other. Was this a feel-good, childish, escapist romp? Well, ok. But why fuse that to such a brutal and adult tone of violence? I was also not ‘sold’ on the supposedly very classy and British brand being modeled.

To me, this was a nouveau riche pup’s view of class and style, rather than an organic innovation or genuine tribute to some bygone Britain. ‘Tailored at Savile Row': so what? There was something of the middle of the road Boarding school vision of what being a man was about at work. And THAT ending: funny, sexy..but also: sexist, gratuitous and immature.

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But, as I caught the film again on Blu-Ray, its charms grew on me. The visuals are outstanding. Pacing is perfect, with barely a dull moment or a sag in the editing. Music score is upbeat, rousing. The performances are great, including Samuel L Jackson’s innovative take on the traditional James Bond villain. Taron Egerton was a true standout and a star and whilst he missed out, narrowly, on winning the coveted role of the young Han Solo, he is set to be the new Robin Hood and a distinguished career awaits.

So, I am delighted to report that the sequel looks, at first glance, excellent. Rip roaring FUN, with spy adventure escapism, bright visuals, a truly great cast and just a slice of Americana to supplement the otherwise British vibe. Little is given away about plot or character advancement.

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But it looks that the British Kingsman branch is destroyed, thereby necessitating an allegiance with its American counterpart. And yes, Colin Firth is back. Ish. With an eye-patch. Clone? Double? Hologram? A Video Message in playback? Twin Brother? Ghost? All of the above? We shall see in time..and ANYTHING is possible, given the varied verisimilitude on offer in this new toy-box of a universe being built by director Matthew Vaughan and co..

As a trailer, this is: Sexy. Action packed. Thrilling. And above all: FUN! But if you don’t believe me? Just have a look for yourself.

 

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE is released later this year. We intend to review it. ‘Oxfords not Brogues’. 



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