The Kingsman: Movie Review

Kathryn Rowell, Media Reporter
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cain, Mark Strong, Sofia Boutella, Sophie Cookson


1 out of 5 stars

The film,“Kingsman: The Secret Service”directed by Matthew Vaughn, takes viewers through the journey of one delinquent teen who struggles with an abusive stepfather only to be given the chance to do something with his life.  The protagonist is given the opportunity to alter his life’s course by partaking in a training program to become a member of a spy organization whose members dedicate their lives to do dangerous, yet necessary tasks. The movie showcases the hardships one teen faces as he is challenged with the possibility of mass murder on a global scale where only he can stop it.

I attended this movie with the hopes of seeing a decent action movie, nowhere near the level of the Bond films, but I still expected to see some well-planned and interesting storyline with unique action that puts you on the edge of your seat throughout the entirety of the movie.  The weeks leading up to my viewing of the film were filled with friends and family raving about it, some claiming that it was the “best movie ever” and “better than Titanic even.” So as one may guess, I went into this viewing believing that I would be wholly entertained. How wrong I was. The acting was bad. Only Colin Firth’s performance was good, which made this movie incredibly hard to sit through. Many times I considered leaving the theater all together, but I held on and sat through the entirety of the 129 minutes of inconsistent stylistic choices with a rather underdeveloped plot line that consisted of the director attempting to shove random bits of unnecessary violence down my throat in the hopes that it would distract the audience from all the bad aspects of the film. The amount of continuity errors within this film was deplorable, especially for a blockbuster film. They completely detracted from any sort of mood the film was trying to put you in and just left you, quite frankly, annoyed and confused. I would not recommend that any one go and see this film unless they are in the mood to see brainless action and violence combined with a subpar spy movie.