Deco crosses the pond for London premiere of 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'

Deco crosses the pond for London premiere of 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'”

There are, however, more positive reactions to the film than negative.

There, Eggsy learns that his mentor Harry (Colin Firth) miraculously survived after being shot in the eye in the first movie, but is also suffering amnesia and can not remember being a Kingsman at all.

My quality indicator has finally been proven to be wrong.

Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton) is the unruly son of a deceased British secret agent. Expanding movies into two halves has been a pretty hot trend, and Warner Bros. went one better by expanding The Hobbit from two movies to three in the middle of production, but this practice does seem to have died down a bit over the past couple of years. (Thank you, the healing power of economics.) Logic is the first thing to go when there's new money to be minted.

This time around, Eggsy takes on super-villainess Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore), the world's biggest drug kingpin and 1950s' retro-diner fan; and she's is upset that she is not recognized for her keen entrepreneurial abilities. He was, and I won't reveal how he's summoned back to life in this one, although it has something to do with the Kingsman's American counterparts, the Statesmen. Charting the aftermath of a devastating attack on secret spy agency Kingsman and then America, The Golden Circle is twice as silly as 2015's Kingsman: The Silver Service, but sadly, not an inch as good. It's still R-rated, so it has the violence and swearing you've come to expect, but it really feels like everything is pulled back. Those are the film's positives, as are the additions to the cast this time around. Refreshingly, Mark Strong's Merlin has a beefed-up role, since a diminished lineup of Kingsman forces the character to step up and aid Eggsy against Julianne Moore's extremely villainous, yet still adorable, Poppy. All the while, it keeps us on our toes with one of the most energized soundtracks since Baby Driver.

The returning characters are also solid, though some cruelly limited to cameos early-on, though Colin Firth's return as Harry Hart is dealt with well, and essential to this sequel working.

As we approach its release, here is a new clip for Taron Egerton's upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle that introduces us to Channing Tatum's character: Agent Tequila. In the end an hour and 20 minutes of material was cut from the theatrical release.

More problematic is the lack of any real arc this time around. But it focuses too much of its energies on undoing its own narrative, while letting everything else of value fall by the side or get outright written out.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a robust movie that made in the spirit of an animation and multi-faceted spy thriller mixed with grit and gruesomeness.

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