Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
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My least favorite movie starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and bowling balls.
Kingsman The Golden Circle takes two possible sequel tracks - it simultaneously blows the world up, and adds to it by creating an American "independent security service" called the Statesmen. Like the first film, it's a hoot, though it lacks the tonal surprise of the original because now we know what to expect. (If you haven't seen the original, then maybe the shock is there, but you might feel a little lost.) As with the first one, the action is insane, the agents can do incredible tricks, the villain is loopy, and the humor irreverent. Of all the new characters introduced, only Halle Berry grates on the nerves - her arc is a useless bit of plot - while Elton John has a surprisingly funny role as himself. While I will admit the movie suffers from playing out bits too close to the original's and is bloated at 2h21min, it's still an amusing trifle, and I for one would watch more Kingsman adventures.
The film follows the formula of the its predecessor very closely at times, but it lampshades the similarities in a knowing way. There were are a few points where the plot and characters get muddled, but overall its a pretty solid action send off to bond movies and a pretty funny one at that.
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