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  • Writer's pictureKaveh Jalinous

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017): Film Review

Kingsman: The Secret Service was such a beautiful surprise when it came out in 2015. It brought all different parts of great film into one, providing loads of action, comedy, and a thick plot with great acting and character development. Smashing the box office, and making 128 million domestically alone, a sequel was imminent. A little over two years later, the trailer for The Golden Circle was released, promising a lot of action, comedy, and everything that made the first one great. With more stars than ever, The Golden Circle had a lot of potential. Sadly, Kingsman did not live up to the hype. There is so much wrong with The Golden Circle that it is downright embarrassing. The film is way too long, topping at around 135 minutes, and the film is mainly exposition and little action. The humor is still there, but isn't naturally funny like the first film, it feels forced. All the action scenes feel like the producers are trying to recreate the adrenaline of the "church scene" from the first film, which leads the action scenes to be less entertaining as the film goes on. The villain is sloppy, and it feels like her character is being created by the writers as the film goes on. All the villains gadgets seem out of place, and overall, the villain's character is just downright annoying. Chaning Tatum and Jeff Bridges appearances are too short, which is sad, because the film could have really used them to add to the story. Overall, The Golden Circle has little to offer, and is a disappointing sequel to an iconic film.


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