Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15)



Action (2017)
141mins US/UK

Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writer(s): Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Gary Unwin aka Eggsy is bereft following the death of his Kingsman mentor, Harry Hart. His misery is compounded by the destruction of the Kingman headquarters by a secret new world order known as The Golden Circle. He heads to America to seek help from Transatlantic counterparts, Statesman, headed by Champagne. He partners Eggsy with secret agent Tequila and his tech support wizard Ginger Ale to vanquish cunning criminal mastermind Poppy Adams.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15)

Director Matthew Vaughn's high-octane spy caper sequel opens with a digitally-enhanced bang: an outlandish fight sequence inside a London taxi, aptly choreographed to Prince's foot-stomping anthem Let's Go Crazy. The black cab careens through night time streets while metal and glass explode in de rigueur slow motion, punches connect and somersaults defy gravity. "Let's get nuts!" shrieks Prince. Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman heartily concur. Over the next two hours, they resurrect characters, who clearly perished in the first film, transform a cable car into a waltzer fairground ride and mince up bumbling henchmen for the deranged villain's homemade burgers...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Copyright: 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Caption: Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Colin Firth as Harry Hart and Pedro Pascal as Jack Daniels in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, directed by Matthew Vaughn. Photo: Giles Keyte. All Rights Reserved.Kingsman: The Golden Circle quickly accelerates into the same preposterous groove as its 2015 predecessor, which introduced us to a secret fraternity of impeccably tailored British agents. Vaughn and Goldman dilute the repugnant traits of the first film - crude sexism, gleeful on-screen sadism - and leave us with a high-tempo exercise in gizmo-laden blandness that won't shake or stir fans of the Bond franchise and its imitators. The sole zinging addition to this expensive cocktail is Elton John, playing a deliciously potty-mouthed exaggeration of himself. Clad in feathers, sequins and frou-frou, the rocket man is out of this world.

Council estate hero Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is slowly coming to terms with the death of Kingsman mentor Harry (Colin Firth), supported by Swedish girlfriend Tilde (Hanna Alstrom), who offered herself up like a piece of meat at the end of the first film. Their joy is extinguished when drugs cartel kingpin Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore), loopy mastermind of a new world order called The Golden Circle, razes the Kingsman headquarters and terminates the serving agents. Eggsy and technical support guru Merlin (Mark Strong) emerge unscathed from the rubble. Retribution begins in a Kentucky distillery, which is a front for Kingsman's swaggering Transatlantic counterparts, Statesman. The American operation's liquor-swilling head honcho, Champagne (Jeff Bridges), partners Eggsy and Merlin with agents Tequila (Channing Tatum) and Whiskey (Pedro Pascal), who whip-cracks a mean electrified lasso. Meanwhile, Merlin pairs up with Statesman's bespectacled gadget geek, Ginger Ale (Halle Berry) The team criss-crosses the globe and edges closer to Poppy's jungle lair, where Elton John is held hostage as her private ivory-tinkling slave.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is an exhausting blitzkrieg of hyper-stylised mayhem that squanders new additions to the cast. Logic is repeatedly sacrificed at the altar of cartoonish calamity, replete with robotic hench-hounds named Bennie and Jet (ho ho!) and the arch-criminal's devilish plan to legalise narcotics. Vaughn knows how to land blows in dizzying skirmishes but the tender emotional moments, including a heartfelt rendition of John Denver and a tepid romance between Eggsy and his Swedish princess, fail to connect. A marginal improvement on the original, but the bar was set depressingly low.

- Sam Cannon

Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Copyright: 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Caption: Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Colin Firth as Harry Hart and Pedro Pascal as Jack Daniels in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, directed by Matthew Vaughn. Photo: Giles Keyte. All Rights Reserved.


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- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
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- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Grimsby, Whitgift Film Theatre
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- Swansea, Vue Swansea
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- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Widnes, Reel Cinema Widnes
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- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York
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- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
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- Berkhamsted, The Rex Cinema
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
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- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hawick, Heart Of Hawick, Tower Mill
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
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- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
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- Spalding, South Holland Centre
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
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