KINGSMAN ~ THE SECRET SERVICE ~ Rated R

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Matthew Vaughn brings to life his comic book series by the same name, as he ushers us back to the days when real men wear suits ~ YEAH!! ~ Well at least the REAL SPIES do anyway – as we enter the world of – KINGSMAN: The Secret Service

When we meet Galahad (Colin Firth), he is recruiting young desirables to put through the intense training program to become future Kingsman. As each agent gets to select a candidate of their own, per boss Arthur’s (Michael Cain) instruction, Galahad brings to the table a streetwise know-it-all named Eggsy (Taron Egerton).

Galahad sees something in him that no one else sees, except for maybe Merlin (Mark Strong) the Kingsman running these youngsters through the paces to see if they have IT, or not.

And in the midst of all this training and spyness going on, welcome Valentine (Samuel L Jackson) the nastiest, meanest, and lyspiest mad man ever, who is bound and determined to use his technological mind to take out an entire country ~ or at least half of its population anyway!!

Eggsy seems to be passing with flying colors through his testing ~ as fellow recruit, after fellow recruit, fail to measure up and are sent packing…

Will Eggsy be able to make it through and become a KINGSMAN? OR will he be beat out by his fellow trainee, the beautiful and talented Roxy (Sophie Cookson)? And will Valentine be able to institute his evil plan, or will Galahad and his fellow Kingsman be able to stop him, before its too late?

I give KIngsman a B+: I have to admit going in, I was a bit skeptical, wondering if this movie was going to be worth spending two hours watching from the trailers I had viewed. But, since I love Colin Firth and have enjoyed many of his films over the years, I knew I had to give it a chance. And I am so glad I did. This film has a plethora of interesting characters, plot twists and lines of dialogue that are not only funny, but also raunchy and seem to come out of nowhere.   This film is actually so enjoyable that the 129 minutes it was playing on screen seemed to just fly by! Firth is perfectly cast, as is Cain, Jackson, Egerton too ~ heck everyone in the film seemed to totally be in the right role – and how often does that happen? Vaughn also shot scenes that were not only memorable, but made you feel like you were literally dropped into the pages of one of his comic books, which was also enjoyable to experience. IF you love spies, lots of action, or even just fancy nicely dressed men both young and old…then you have got to check out KINGSMAN, there is something this time around for everyone to enjoy, so suffice to say, I think it is a definite MUST SEE, just between you and me! Besides, if you start to fanaticize about becoming a Kingsman while viewing, well that will work too ~ as they actually have come out with a new KINGSMAN line by Mr. Porter @ mrporter.com – so you can look just like them, which will totally work, as most women love nothing more than a finely dressed gentleman – and I will leave it at that.

Kathy Kaiser