Kingsman: The Secret Service is everything you could ever want in an action movie. It's sleek, it's stylised, it's over the top, it's got a kick ass villain and it's a heck of a lot of fun. If you're a fan of those good ole spy movies, particularly the classic Bond films, which do get multiple name drops and references, then this is undoubtably your cup of tea. No, actually, if you're a fan of movies in general than you're in for a treat as Kingsman: The Secret Service is a film so unbelievably fun that it made me forget I was seated in a public movie theatre. There were multiple moments in this film that had me so invested that I lost connection with the outside world. Now, how often do you get to say that, aye?
While there's plenty of action to go around, there's a scene at a church that first comes to mind. I wouldn't dare spoil the details of what happens as that's not Kingsman material, but I will say that it's the most fun I've had in a cinema in ages. Filmed as one long tracking shot, only to cut away twice very briefly, it's a scene that had my heart pumping, my eyes bulging and my mind screaming for more.
It's the newcomers, however, who are just as impressive. Taron Egerton, who plays our leading man, has just the right amount of charisma to suit the role, all without becoming overly cocky. He's an interesting character and while his back story is rather clichéd, he's still a character worthy of leading a film. Sophie Cookson's also brilliant as one of the few trainees willing to show Eggsy some respect. It appears that Vaughn may have started a successful career out of the both of them, as well as a hopeful franchise out of the film too.
To sum up, Kingsman: The Secret Service is everything an action movie should be. It's flashy, exciting, fuelled by awesome performances, full of kick-ass action and just a heck of a good time.