I’m busy reviewing films for Film Threat. So, I’m going to do shorter reviews of mainstream films, just so I can maintain my sanity and keep this site up-and-running.
Kingsmen: The Golden Circle is a fine sequel to the Kingsmen. Matthew Vaughn is able to maintain the fun and feel of the original. This sequel is a continuation of the first film and after a huge loss up-front, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) travel to the United States to seek help from the Statesmen. Help comes in the form of Tequila (Channing Tatum), Ginger (Halle Berry), Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) and Champ (Jeff Bridges).
The film is fun but feels shortened as if there was too much story and it needed to be seriously edited down. Julianne Moore is great as the film’s villain, Poppy. The return of Harry (Colin Firth) is semi-plausible, but a welcome return. I appreciate that the film went in big unexpected directions from the very beginning.