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10 Reasons To Go And See Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton in Kingsman The Secret Service (c)

Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton in Kingsman: The Secret Service (c)

I’ve been looking forward to Kingsman: The Secret Service ever since I watched the trailer months ago. The movie exceeded my expectations by far! Okay, it was a bit (too) gruesome in certain scenes, but director Matthew Vaughn and his cast and crew did an awesome job. Here are 10 reasons why you should get off your backside and hurry to the nearest cinema…

(Probably) the highest body count in any movie ever made

If you’ve seen the scene in the church and the rather interesting climax at the end, you’ll know what I mean. Not going to spoil anything! 

Colin Firth as upper class English spy with good manners

Need I say more, ladies? No, I don’t think so. 

Jack Bauer the pug (c)

Jack Bauer the pug (c)

Jack Bauer the pug

No, Michael Caine, the initials J.B. don’t stand for James Bond or Jason Bourne! Watching the scenes with Taron Egerton’s pug makes you want to buy one, regardless if you have the time or resources to take care of it. 

Combining fancy wine with a McDonald’s meal

Ridiculously brilliant! Eating junk food while drinking an expensive beverage. Can’t wait to try it! 

Taron Egerton

Very convincing as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin, the lead of this movie. You can’t help but grow fond of the boy. Taron Egerton is relatively new to the Hollywood scene, but holds his own next to seasoned actors such as Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson. 

Over the top fight scenes

Fantastic fight choreography! The infamous church scene must have been exhausting for poor Mr. Firth. Hopefully for him it wasn’t filmed in one take. His fight scene in the pub at the beginning is my favourite though. Deliciously satisfying, especially the use of the umbrella. 

Samuel L. Jackson’s lisp

I’m still not sure whether it added to the wackiness of his persona, or if I just found it plain annoying. Anyway, Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t seem to age! The man is 66 years old, but not likely to retire anytime soon. Kind of happy with that. 

Awesome use of songs

Using Dire Straits – Money For Nothing and KC & The Sunshine Band – Give It Up within one movie during adrenaline pumping action sequences…sheer brilliance.  

Spy gadgets

Can’t have a proper spy movie without the typically British lethal umbrellas, pens and lighters, of course. Not that I need it in my life as a journalist/copywriter… but where can I buy those, just in case? 

Promoting guys to be gentlemen

No objections there!

Kingsman The Secret Service - a proper spy needs a decent suit (c) 20th Century Fox/TNS

Kingsman: The Secret Service – a proper spy needs a decent suit (c) 20th Century Fox/TNS

What did you think of the Kingsman: The Secret Service?


Author: MissMavrodaphne

My name is Veronique and I’m a journalist/copywriter from the Netherlands with a fascination for all kinds of subjects. From my greatest passions: interviewing and writing, to random things like the British Secret Service and storm chasing…

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