When I saw the first installment of The Kingsman, I went crazy. It was fast, explosive, and had an amazing musical score. The action sequence in the church is still one of my favorite scenes. That movie experience had created hell a lot of expectation when I came to know about the second installment, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. But, did it live up to the expectation? Hmm..to some extent.
Like any other spy movie, there is a virus that affects millions and the protagonist will have to find the?….You’re right. The antidote. The Hollywood can’t get enough of the virus-antidote and the nuclear codes. Maybe I should write a separate blog post on that. Let’s come back to the point.
Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore), a drug lord mixes a virus with her drugs and sells it to millions of people. When they smoke up, they get the virus, get paralysis and die. She creates a hostage situation with this and asks the President of the United States to legalize drugs like they did with tobacco and liquor. She says that if the government does that, she will deliver the antidotes via drones (she kinda perfected what Amazon had been trying to implement for years).
Before sending out the above mentioned message to the President, she somehow thinks that the Kingsman would a trouble in executing her plan. Not the CIA, not the NSA, and not the MI6. Just the Kingsman. When all hell breaks loose in Kingsman, they seek the help of Statesman the American secret service (They’re more like cousins)
How the remaining members of the Kingsman and the Statesman save the world forms the rest of the story.
The movie had thrown logic for a toss and focused only on the action part. And, they have done a good job in the department. The action sequences were good, but can’t surpass the first part.
The story is kinda stupid and doesn’t stick with the movie. There are several pointless scenes, like the one where Merlin steps on a landmine (In spite of having a landmine detector. I bet he must’ve forgotten to charge the batteries)
Also there are several scenes that are so disgusting. One example would be Julianne moore making a burger out of human meat and asking his associate to eat it.
The musical score is wonderful, as always. And that cameo of Elton John..Omg! It is the best thing in the movie.
I don’t know. If you want to enjoy a good pointless action movie, watch the Kingsman: Golden Circle.
Verdict: I guess I’ve said it all.