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Kingsman: The Secret Service (DVD)

Miss Shayne, guest reviewer, has returned, so expect to hear from her about what's she's read and/or watched lately!  This is her first review of the summer!

I had such high hopes for Kingsman: The Secret Service. The trailer was so action-packed; it looked just like the kind of movie I’d be into. I had wanted to see it since it came out, but I never did until recently.

This movie is about a secret organization that thwarts villains all over the globe. A member of this organization dies, so they have to replace him. One member recruits a lovable misfit to undergo a series of tests to see if he would do well in the organization. Meanwhile, our villain is implanting the world’s richest citizens with chips that can protect them from his awful creation or make their heads explode. The secret organization must figure out what he is up to and stop him before he is able to control everyone on the planet who is without the protection of the chip implant.

This movie started out great. It is filled with action, humor, and fleeing scenes that are just as good as the fighting scenes. It stars an underdog that you can’t help but root for, and his mentor, an intense secret agent who participates in action scenes that give you adrenaline rushes. This cast is near perfection. Everyone acts exactly how I want them to, except for the main villain. He’s too eccentric for me. Maybe that’s what they are going for, but I think he should be a little more serious and dastardly.

About halfway through this movie, some of the scenes started getting strange. I love action-packed scenes, don’t get me wrong, but one scene in particular had WAY too much. I understand it is showing what the villain is capable of, but it could have been executed better. The ending isn’t what I was hoping for, either. Abandon all preconceived notions of enjoyable, wholesome endings. You will not find one here.

Overall, this is a movie I plan on watching again. The mesmerizing action scenes outweigh the sloppy, over-the-top ones, so they are easily forgivable. There are many hilarious one-liners, as well, and they make it worthwhile to view this movie a second time.

--Reviewed by Miss Shayne


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