The King’s Man – MOVIE REVIEW

One man and his small team of house staff are the world’s only hope to stop some of the most dangerous criminals across the globe to prevent a war that could cause destruction and devastation as well as wipe out the human race as they know it once and for all.

Well, I finally got to see the next instalment in The Kingsman franchise last weekend (or should I say first instalment meaning as this one is a prequel). It contained everything you would want a Kingsman film to have from their unique and creative fighting style, the sacred tailor shop and another mission to save the world once more. But this time, it’s set during the early years of the 20th century where a group of some of the worlds most powerful tyrants stage a plot to wipe out millions of people across the world. And so this time it is the job of the Duke of Oxford, his son, two of his house staff and their list of contacts across the world who have access to the worlds most important political officials to find out what is really happening and put an end to it.

The story is a well-written oldie spy movie that makes a nice change to the high tech Kingsmen we know today. However, some people have said that this film, in particular, can drag on but I truly think that if you’re a fan of the franchise then you will definitely love it. Even if you’re just a fan of the genre in general which is the best thing about prequels, you don’t really need to see the previous films to know what’s going on.

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Scene from ‘The King’s Man’

The story is a well-written oldie spy movie that makes a nice change to the high tech Kingsmen we know today. However, some people have said that this film, in particular, can drag on but I truly think that if you’re a fan of the franchise then you will definitely love it. Even if you’re just a fan of the genre in general which is the best thing about prequels, you don’t really need to see the previous films to know what’s going on.

Cinematically, it was stunning from start to finish. Personally, I think these era based films open up so much potential to be a cinematic masterpiece and although it may not have achieved that in this instalment, it was still a joy to watch. However, the war scenes reminded me of 1917 and if you’ve seen that film then you know that this is a compliment. 1917 is a cinematic masterpiece in its own right and the war scenes in the King’s Man and exactly the same.

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Scene from ‘The King’s Man’

Although the Kingsmen unique way of fighting in the first two movies isn’t really present as such (which is understandable of course meaning they haven’t even been formed yet at this point) we are treated to some spectacular choreographed fight sequences along with some really entertaining fencing scenes. Honestly, it’s a pleasant change watching some good hand-to-hand combat with only basic weaponry compared to the endless state of the art technological advanced firearms and gadgets as seen in The Kingsmen and The Kingsmen: The Golden Circle

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Scene from ‘The King’s Man’

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