Kingsman: The Secret Service ★★★½

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Undoubtedly the battiest Bond movie since Moonraker, but its ribbing of spy movie tropes will never put the effort into a "He's attempting re-entry" when a Michael the Geordie style "HE MEANS HIS COCK" will do.

Its post-modern and yet unenlightened take also makes it the most fun film of its ilk since... well, Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass. It's so outright shocking in tone that it gets away with having a slightly predictable plot- you can see plot twists coming a mile off, but the eventual conceit is so crazy-original, you'll forgive it anything.

Taron Egerton makes an instant star of himself, the cast are all having the kind of fun that they couldn't have in a Bond film proper and the result is depraved, sometimes brllliant fun.