Evi Arthur, Staff Reporter
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is the sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which came out in 2015. In this continuation, Eggsy, despite his unfortunate first name, has become an excellent Kingsman agent. But when his old nemesis from his training days, Charlie, shows up, things go awry.
Then, when the rest of the Kingsman agents are killed in an explosion, Eggsy realizes that it is up to him to save the world this time.
This sequel features an Umbridge-esque villain in charge of a drug cartel and a team of hick secret agents with alcoholic code names.
Both movies continuously poke fun at the James Bond and Jason Bourne movies, complete with cars that turn into submarines, briefcases that double as machine guns and super villains that have the time to tell you their whole plan.
The sequel continues to play off these themes of the tuxedo-wearing superspy responsible for saving the world and even takes them a little further, resulting in a sequel that’s, quite possibly, even more goofy than the original.
As in any case, the sequel did not quite match the expectations of the original, lacking the character development and charm that made the first one so enjoyable. In the first Kingsman movie, we were able to grow and learn alongside Eggsy as he became a Kingsman agent, making the audience feel like a part of the action; this movie lacked that connection between audience and screen. Furthermore, the villain, Poppy, is a bit more gruesome in her ways than the villain was in “The Secret Service,” which was a bit off-putting.
Despite this, the movie is still a lot of fun, a non-stop thrill ride and is perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to take on several villains with a rock song blaring in the background. The fight scenes are riveting, the plot is nothing short of compelling and the music makes the whole movie.
Creatively violent and playing into every spy fantasy one might have, Kingsman is an exciting chase that never slows down.