Movie Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Natalie Elischer, Arts Reviewer

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review




The first Kingsman soundtrack had a fun and interesting variety, and The Golden Circle is no different. The trailer songs  already set a gentleman-spy vibe, and the composition by Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson made the movie all the better.




If you like action movies, get your tickets now. Matthew Vaughn blew us away with the Secret Service, but this is ten steps up. The final fight is beautifully shot and will make you jump out of your seat.




While this is an action movie, we expected a bit more than you, Vaughn. Nothing could beat Samuel L Jackson’s Valentine, but this villain and “diabolical plan” was a bit bland. Not much time was spent between our protagonists and our antagonist, Poppy, so the final showdown is very lackluster. Another antagonist, who will not be named due to spoilers, was more of a “Holy crap!” moment, but it felt a bit shoehorned in. Kingsman is famous for plot twists, and this movie certainly does not let you down.

Spoiler in the next line:







Oh, Kingsman. I love you, I really do, but this needs to be said:  The Statesman, ultimately, were a little disappointing. The actors were great, but they were given so little screen time that we never got to know them. Channing Tatum was headlining in the trailers but got about five minutes in the entire movie. Halle Berry’s Ginger could have had a great subplot if they had played it out more. I only remember seeing Jeff Bridges three times. Princess Tilde seems very forced into the movie, and it feels like Vaughn’s way of saying that the scene that Eggsy and she shared in the last movie wasn’t a throwaway and she wasn’t just being used for sexual humor. Colin Firth was completely fantastic, as was Taron Egerton and Mark Strong, no complaints there.




My love for this series may set a bias, but I’m being as honest as I can. Ultimately, this movie is enjoyable and isn’t meant to be taken too seriously. It takes a stance on the war on drugs, which was unexpected but pleasing. The characters that do have more than ten minutes of screen time were fantastic, and the action sequences were flawless. There are many call backs to the first movie, and a lot of things that’ll pull on your heartstrings. If you haven’t watched the first movie and you really like action movies, I would greatly advise you to watch this movie.