A couple years ago, director Matthew Vaughn released a film called Kingsman: The Secret Service. While based on a comic by Mark Millar, it may have even been overlooked by the general public as another YA teen flick with a spy movie skin pulled over it — at least based on the advertising. But to those of us who knew Vaughn’s work, we were willing to give it a chance, even if we were unfamiliar with the source material.
Because of the trust that Vaughn had built with his audiences throughout the duration of his career, I expected the film to be good, but I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was. In fact, so good was it that it was easily the most enjoyable theater experience for me in 2015. Between the memorable villain in Sam Jackson, the over-the-top violence, and all-around fun tone, it made for an exceptional spy film.
I wasn’t the only one taken by the film. While Kingsman didn’t exactly have a strong opening ($41.7 million in its four-day weekend), it had amazing word of mouth, and went on to make more than its fair share at the box office. Given its success in its theatrical run, a sequel seemed inevitable, However, it was especially heartening when we heard that Vaughn would be returning to direct. Now, after several months of waiting, we have a new poster, and an official synopsis for Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Check them out below!
"Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy..."
Of course, the big question here has always been how Colin Firth will play into the story. He did, after all, take a shot to the head in the first one. Had Vaughn not been involved, I’d be more worried, but now I’m interested more than ever to see the “how” behind it all.
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