Review Kingsman The Golden Circle (2017) – Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a spy-fi written and directed by Matthew Vaughn, starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Taron Egerton, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2014 blockbuster Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Review Kingsman The Golden Circle (2017)
In this action-packed reboot, Poppy Adams (Moore) is a nefarious crime boss with a penchant for laced narcotics and cannibalistic burgers. From the confines of the Cambodian jungle, she executes a diabolical scheme for global domination a year after Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) failed to do so in the original.
When an enemy attack nearly annihilates the Kingsman tailors, Eggsy (Egerton) and his comrades join forces with a Kentucky-based agency to thwart Poppy’s plans. Before the mission’s complete, however, a reunion with an amnesic Harry Hart (Firth) threatens to derail the entire operation.
Although this was an entertaining flick, Kingsman: The Golden Circle receives 3.5 out of 5 stars. While the movie delivered stunning visuals and solid performances, the plot lacked originality and freshness because it heavily relied on recycled material from the original film. Some exploits were clever, but the repetitive throwbacks were trite drawbacks that cheapened the experience, instead of enhancing it. Despite that, this second installment is still well worth the watch because it is a high-octane adventure that won’t disappoint.
Since its London premiere in September, Kingsman: The Golden Circle has smashed box-office records and grossed nearly $400 million worldwide. This Marv Films production was co-written by Jane Goldman and also co-stars Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Mark Strong, and Edward Holcroft. It’s currently playing in theaters nationwide and will be available for digital and DVD release December 12, 2017.
Review Kingsman The Golden Circle characters and cast include:
Harry Hart/Galahad – Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, A Single Man, Love Actually, The Railway Man, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The English Patient)
Merlin – Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Imitation Game, Welcome to the Punch, Zero Dark Thirty, The Way Back, RocknRolla)
Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin – Taron Edgerton (The Smoke, Legend, Testament of Youth)
Arthur – Michael Gambon (Victoria & Abdul, Layer Cake, Fearless, Paddington 2, The Casual Vacancy, Fortitude, Luck, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, Charlotte Gray, Gosford Park, Sylvia, The Omen, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)
Charlie – Edward Holcroft (Alias Grace, Gunpowder, London Spy, The Sense of an Ending, Wolf Hall)
Kingsman Cab Driver – Gordon Alexander (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Bounty Hunters, The Man from UNCLE)
Princess Tilde – Hanna Alstrom
Liam – Thomas Furgoose (Eden Lake, Game of Thrones, The Hatching, This is England ’90)
Poppy – Julianne Moore (Hannibal, The Kids Are Alright, The Hours, Still Alice, Maps to the Stars, Non-Stop, 30 Rock, A Single Man, Magnolia, Children of Men, The Big Lebowski)
Charles – Keith Allen (Shallow Grave, 24 Hour Party People, De-Lovely, The Runaway)
Angel – Tom Benedict Knight (Houdini, Kick-Ass 2, Dracula Untold)
Roxy – Sophie Cookson (Moonfleet, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Gypsy, The Crucifixion)
Ginger – Halle Berry (Gothika, Extant, Catwoman, Die Another Day, Monsters Ball, Swordfish)
Elton John – Elton John
Champ – Jeff Bridges (Starman, The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, True Grit, Hell or High Water, Seabiscuit, The Morning After, Blown Away, Only the Brave)
Whiskey – Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones, The Great Wall, The Adjustment Bureau, The Good Wife, Red Widow)
President – Bruce Greenwood (Thirteen Days, I Robot, The Post, American Crime Story, Mad Men, Flight, Devil’s Knot, The Place Beyond the Pines, Being Julia, Capote)
Chief of Staff Fox – Emily Watson (Punch-Drunk Love, Red Dragon, King Lear, Gosford Park, Little Women, Genius, Angela’s Ashes, Everest, Miss Potter, Equilibrium)
Tequila – Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, Foxcatcher, Comrade Detective, White House Down, Magic Mike, Dear John, Public Enemies, The Vow)