My Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service2/17/2015
Photo: Chris White Is it suppose to be an action thriller, comedy or drama? A combo of all three? That was the first thought that...
The film was okay overall, but it got too absurd for me toward the end. I'll mention the good first. The story as a whole was well done. I liked how the film mixed its action sequences with bits of comedy and drama. Forgive me, but I didn't know that Kingsman was based on a comic book until after I saw the film. The story was done so well that I thought it was original and not based on something else.
Now the not so good. The action/fight sequences were filmed in such a way to make them not very believable. Now, I know that action/fight sequences in films are fake, but many films do a fantastic job making those sequences look real. Kingsman fell a bit flat with this. The film became absurd for me near the end, with a strange and over-the-top fight scene in a Westboro-esque church as well as a scene where heads explode into fireworks when the bad guy is defeated.
Kingsman: The Secret Service was a pretty good film. It had a good story and great acting, but it drove itself to the point of absurdity near the end and its 129 minute runtime is just too long for a film of this nature.
I Give It A: C+
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