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'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' review: Sluggish sequel will disappoint fans

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' review: Sluggish sequel will disappoint fans

The surprise hit is something Hollywood doesn't really know how to handle.

The comedy in the movie is great. But what do you do with them after that initial success?

We've already known that Channing Tatum would be planning an American spy with a hefty Southern accent in the new Kingsman movie, and now we can check out his introduction in a new clip.

Bridges. Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and Pedro Pascal are all welcome, though no one, save the latter, are given that much screen time to develop, the filmmakers perhaps laying the groundwork for future installments to exploit each one further.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a movie we're looking forward to.

Given that world-renowned spy James Bond is now out of commission for an extended duration because of Daniel Craig's doubts, fans looking to watch a good spy film that can possibly contend with the legend have turned their attention to "Kingsman: The Golden Circle". That was the part about being a sequel as well, I lost my discipline where you're with a bunch of friends and you go, "Oh that's a good idea", and it was a good idea, but everything just got longer and longer and longer. Chief among them is Julianne Moore, who plays this go-round's monomaniacal villain: Poppy, a Dolly Parton-esque drug kingpin with-you'll never guess!-an evil scheme to take over the world.

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Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, and Colin Firth are returning to reprise their roles in the second instalment of "Kingsman" franchise.

"What seemed, at the outset, to be too, too much finally feels quite all right by the end". Obviously there is some social and political satire here, which is welcome. These events mean that Eggsy and the gang must join forces with their American counterparts, The Statesman to take on the new threat and save the world from certain doom. If you did you may be disappointed by this film but you'll still have a good time, however, if you did not like Kingsman: The Secret Service then Kingsman: The Golden Circle will not win you over. There is hardly any blood, the raunchiness was toned down a bit, and everything just feel a lot sweeter.

And the least we can say is thatthey are rather very mixed. They couldn't commit to doing another movie about a staunchly British spy agency, so they had to blow it up in favor of adding cowboy-hatted swagger.

But wait - didn't Firth's character die in the first film?

I'd give it 2.5 stars because it still gave me a wonderfully fleshed out Eggsy, and who doesn't love spy Colin Firth? True Kingsman fans will appreciate that director Matthew Vaughn reacted to digs at The Secret Service for being gratuitously violent, sexually adolescent and politically reactionary by laying all of it on three times thicker.


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