I’ve read and heard a lot of opinions where people praise the movie because as they say it tried to, and succeeded in deconstructing the spy film-genre. That is not true, it takes all the aspects that one would anticipate to see in a secret agent movie, action, twists, fancy gadgets, interesting heroes and villains, and mixes them up in an exaggerated way, which we’ve witnessed more and more in recent years, yet without breaking the mould.
Its strongest suit, is the ability to make the audience laugh continuously throughout the whole duration of the film. The exaggeration of every situation and the utilisation of aspects found in both British and American spy movies, allow for a plethora of amusing moments. The story is set in England, hence the British element is more distinct and that works in favour of getting the audience to embrace the narrative due to it resembling a very well-known secret agent; a certain James Bond.
Great cast that complement the story massively, yet the most important member of cast and crew is the director, Matthew Vaughn. His projects in the last few years have all been very entertaining, his writing and directing makes movies a thrilling ride and he always manages to the get the most out of the story, Kingsman is no different.
All and all, an action-comedy that has a very strong comical attributes that set it apart from a lot of other feel-good spy movies that have fallen short time and time again in recent years.
Hilarious and very enjoyable, just not as innovative and amazing as some people make out.