“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” Review: Same Formula, Still Wildly Entertaining

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

It might be the start of the R-rated comic book movies that resulted to finally making a not-so-family-friendly Deadpool movie in 2016, Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service is your not-so-typical action adventure film that does not hesitate on being bloody or controversial when it comes to telling its story.

Three years after, Vaughn returns to direct the sequel. It looks and feels like it’s the same all over again, but the film offers entertainment from start to finish and surprises with some interesting choice for some of the characters’ deaths and twists.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, like its predecessor, still offers uncomfortable scenes. But that’s what makes the film controversial and keeps its energy up, you find scenes that are engaging and will have you talking about after seeing it. It’s action-packed, clever and visually delightful.

Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, being joined by Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal becomes an even bigger action movie that isn’t short on stars. And this makes the film more appealing and less likely to go wrong when it comes to acting. And that’s about right. Every star gives their perfect portrayal of the roles they’ve been given.

Egerton gets to be more charming, Strong gets to have a bigger role, Firth, who’s character was well loved in the first one, gets to be saved and we’re all thrilled.

It is a roller coaster spy film. One that tackles romance, father figure, war on drugs, an evil villain who lives in an evil but ideal lair. The film never lacks fun but there’s definitely something lacking when it comes to offering something new, which could have made things even more exciting.

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3.5 stars

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is now showing in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox, locally distributed by Warner Bros. Inc. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.

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