“A year has passed since Eggsy Unwin and the secret organisation Kingsman saved the world from Richmond Valentine’s neurological wave broadcast. He has since taken his late mentor Harry Hart’s title of Galahad and lives with Crown Princess Tilde of Sweden.
While Eggsy is away in Sweden, a volley of missiles destroy the Kingsman headquarters and wipe out all of the agents in Britain. With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as Statesman.
In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.”
After the first Kingsman movie, hopes were high for the sequel, sometimes it plays in its favor and others is a stab in its own heart, losing direction and personality when too many attachments to the first movie are done.
Unfortunately, this new Kingsman: The Golden Circle will not live up to its predecessor. It will please the admirers of the first movie, with its enjoyable story and the great impressive fights mixed with the humor associated with the dialogs of the protagonists.
There are excessive and unwanted callbacks to the previous entry, and here is where the film shows how lost it is and dependable on the first one.
The pace, unlike the first movie also, is not enough to push the viewer into a wanted disclosure or even a spin-off in the plot, that has a lot of characters into the mix but never too deep or interesting to keep following anxiously.
The first movie played with our curiosity, playing with us because we didn’t have a clue about what would happen. the second Kingsman tries hard to please, falling flat in very specific details.
The action is great, the fights are very well choreographed, including body and gun scenes. Also, lots of more CGI supporting a clear expansion of ideas.
But lots of characters in a plot that gets lost throughout the movie is where Kingsman: The Golden Circle lost track of where it should aim to please and improve over the original.
Too many characters in uninteresting stories make the movie drag along and carrying the viewer with it.
Fans of Elton John will have plenty to rejoice, and by plenty, I mean Elton John overstays its welcome when the movie should move along already.
There is lots of action and great camera scenes, the acting is well performed and believable, but the writing is poor, sometimes making the actor behaving in an awkward way not exactly knowing what his character is really doing. Let alone we, the viewers. That is clearly due to the injection of comedy in the script, that seems forced and out of place sometimes, instead of the subtle comedy the first Kingsman delivered.
It’s not all bad, it is a competent movie, the acting is great and the camera work is in excess of great moments. The intro and first chapter are very well done, impressive actually, and while there is the need to cool down and introduce characters and the plot, building suspense to the boss confrontations, seems to lose most of its momentum at times, overplaying some scenes more than expected in a healthy fast action movie.
The movie wants to be cool, fun and with enough action mixed with serious script problems compensating with a great acting cast.