Kingsman: The Golden Circle dir. Matthew Vaughn (2017) A film that isn’t sure whether to be James Bond or Austin Powers, and comes off as an inferior version of both. A few over-the-top action sequences (to music) hint at Vaughn’s aspirations; others involve CGI so cartoonish as to be laughable.
42 Word Review: Kingsman – The Secret Service dir. Matthew Vaughn
Kingsman: The Secret Service dir. Matthew Vaughn (2015) Riffs on George S. Clinton’s Dr Evil theme and a darkly comedic in-church human pile-up underscore that Kingsman is Bond meets Tarantino, only uncrippled by self-importance. It’s a Boys’ Own wet dream, manna for those who liked to explode all their lemmings.