Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)


Action | Comedy | Thriller


Matthew Vaughn




Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Samantha Womack, Geoff Bell, Edward Holcroft, Mark Hamill, Jack Davenport, Velibor Topic, Tom Prior, Jack Cutmore-Scott, Lily Travers, Richard Brake, Hanna Alström, Andrei Lenart, Corey Johnson


An unrefined but promising street kid (Taron Egerton) gets recruited by a spy organization to take part of their ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius (Samuel L. Jackson).


I really wanted to see this film when it came out - I also took part to a contest to create the poster for it - but then I didn't. And I don't even know why. What's important is that I've finally watched it, and I can't believe how much I loved it.

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" easily is one of the best spy films of recent years, and, plenty of fast-paced action, comedy and thrills, will keep you glued to the screen until the very end.

I haven't read the Comics upon which the movie was based, but, in spite of looking like a more violent version of James Bond and basically just like other films of the genre, the story feels rather original maybe because it's not taken seriously. Instead it makes fun of itself, just like "Kick-Ass". Sure it's predictable - although I didn't see one thing coming -, absurd and everything, but it's engaging as hell.

The humour plays an important role in the film. Actually the most important. The film is absolutely hilarious. Some of the comedy though replies on guttural components, so if you are not into that kind of thing, you might not like it.

As someone who watched all the James Bond movies - and loved some of them -, I couldn't not appreciate all the references from the gadgets, to the villain's henchman - or should I say henchwoman? -, to the closing scene.

The characters are fantastic. Don't expect any deep character because that's not what this film has to offer, but there's plenty of cool ones, especially the bad guys. Can we please talk about Samuel L. Jackson's megalomaniac, ego-centric villainous Valentine? He was awesome, both the character and the job Jackson did portraying him. And how about his sidekick? Sofia Boutella's Gazelle is fantastic. On the other side, we have a charming Colin Firth doing great as spy Harry Hart - he's kind of stiff so I'd never expected him to pull off action this good -, and a very likable Taron Egerton that handles both comedy and action pretty well and proves to be an outstanding newcomer.


  1. L'ho adorato. Quell'incredibile scena in chiesa con Colin Firth poi... brividi!!! Non vedo l'ora che esca il secondo capitolo!!

    1. Non mi ci far ripensare, quella scena era spettacolare!

  2. I remember thinking this looked like such a Bond rip off when I saw the trailer, so I skipped it in theaters. When I finally watched it on DVD I was bummed I did skip it, I thought it was hilarious.

    1. I, on the other hand, really wanted to see it because it looked fun but I missed it. So glad I watched it.

  3. I love this movie! My favourite scene is the church scene (what does that say about me:)) It was wonderfully acted and done tongue n cheek style and I love the twists. I am not one for gore but strangely the head explosions didn't bother me at all i think because it's done with fun.

    1. The church scene is my favourite too! I just loved when all those assholes kill each other.