As much as I enjoyed the first Kingsman film, I thought it was a bit messy. The tone was a tad uneven and the performance of Samuel L. Jackson as the villain (with a ridiculous lisp) was distracting at best. But overall, I thought it was a lot of fun, chock full of breakneck action, naughty humor and impeccable tailoring. It was a sexy world in which to escape for two hours.
As with every successful and stylish action thriller these days, there must be another. And there is. A new trailer has just been released for Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
It’s hard to discern the plot from the trailer, but it looks like someone blows up the Kingsman HQ and its bespoke tailor shop front on Savile Row in what appears to be a high-stakes game of British spies vs. American cowboys, complete with ten-gallon hats, denim and a special whip.
Along with the original film’s stars Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Taron Egerton as “Eggsy,” the coming sequel brings Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges on board. With direction by Matthew Vaughn, who also directed the first movie, one can expect a generous serving of insane action sequences and comically cartoonish violence.
Kingsman undeniably borrows a lot from the Bond universe with its style, gadgetry and clothing, albeit with a more double-breasted bent. But any well-made film that takes place in a handsome environment, promises an engaging story with smart and funny dialog and portrays tough men who put painstaking care into a perfectly-tailored wardrobe is a great way to sell me a ticket.