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Why I love Kingsman: The Secret Service too much

Yet another really long appreciation post.

Now, I’m not putting down any other spy movie. Really. Just obsessed with this one. Hence, this appreciation post. I’m simply expressing my thoughts like I always do.
Moving on… Dressing like a Kingsman is my favorite style now. I pretty much have a replica of some of the gizmos used in the movie.


I have to say why I love it so much.


Colin Firth. (Harry Hart a.k.a. Galahad)

Enough said. He deserves to be at the top of this list. In fact, he is a big part of this post. The movie would’ve been utterly incomplete without him.

Colin always has this classy, attractive Englishman style with a swagger and that won yet again. Won me over so easily. He just needs to grace the screen and everything gets more interesting and complete.

Just look at that saunter. If he showed up on a date with me like this, it would be the best thing on this planet.


He’s the very definition of attractive. I’m guilty of having my heart stolen by this adept gentleman spy.


Perfect example of a gentleman right there.



“The suit is a modern gentleman’s armor.” he says. Because he knows what it takes to be one.


Wise words, Harry. Wise words to live by.

Especially this one.


Do listen to the man. Do not try to piss him off. Unless you want to end up with a hole in your head or otherwise a bashed in face. And then get caught in a massacre. He just looks unassuming but is a sartorial badass who doesn’t put up with anyone’s shit.


This scene:

 

Remind me not to get on your bad side, Galahad.

Rest assured, he is a complete package. Classy, sassy, dreamy. I need a Harry Hart in my life.

Bonus: Even Taron Egerton agrees with me.

Which brings me to the next thing on this list…


Taron Egerton a.k.a. Eggsy.


Hands down, the most adorable, liveliest character of the movie. In fact, more like a sweet cinnamon roll that is too valuable for this world.
A rookie in the Kingsman Secret Service, Eggsy’s sarcasm and various reactions to situations were amusing as heck.

Like here.


Or here, when he first comes face to face with Harry’s badass side.

Yeah, I would have the same reaction if I saw Harry Hart beat up bullies twice his size in a bar and then casually come and sit in front of me. I would just go:


Eggsy’s whole demeanor makes you laugh. He was the life of the movie.

That yellow printed bomber jacket was quite ridiculous and even yet, Eggsy managed to pull it off and still look cute. In fact, he even set a trend with it.

Put that vivid attire aside, however. And this guy is smart, gutsy, quick to act, loyal and can’t be fooled easily.

Even though he does mistake a pug for a bulldog. That was an exception.

He goes along with it anyway.

Hey, it happens to the best of us, okay? Besides, you gotta love a guy who loves his dog.

In a scene, Harry tells Eggsy that if he can learn to adapt, he can transform.

Oh, he DID transform, alright. When he followed in Harry’s footsteps. Became smoking hot.


Damn…

And nobody makes a better team then Harry and Eggsy.

At times, Eggsy’s reactions do get heartbreaking also. But with that development of his character, it just makes you wanna root for him.


The Weapons Cache.

Granted that the James Bond films have displayed a wide array of cool spy gadgets and weapons. Even an actual car that can be driven with a remote.

But every spy movie nonetheless needs some futuristic gizmos. And seeing the cool weapons in Kingsman: The Secret Service excited me. I mean, after all, it’s this movie I love so much so why talk about other movies?

Let’s just go back to Harry Hart’s quote again: “The suit is a modern gentleman’s armor.”

He wasn’t kidding. The suits are freaking bulletproof.



Neurotoxin blade in shoe.

That was one nasty weapon. I mean, ask Gazelle.

Wait, never mind.


Hand Grenade Lighter.

Bonus: Eggsy’s reaction.



Electrocuting Signet Ring.

I pity the poor soul who had the misfortune of experiencing that.



Poison pen. Only harmless until someone activates it.



I saved my personal favorite for last. Multi-purpose bulletproof Umbrella.


It’s awesomeness.



The humor.

The humor was really good in this movie. It was legitimately funny. The super-villain/megalomaniac, Mr. Valentine was funny too. His lisp sets him apart from other super-villains. He was quite the comical character. 


The jokes were well-timed and didn’t seem cheesy to me at all. As I mentioned before, Eggsy’s demeanor and Harry’s witty comebacks really make you laugh.


Like this scene, where Eggsy tries to steal one of the grenades.


This German aristocrat greeting.

In fact, even the fight scenes in the movie had a touch of humor to them.

Speaking of which,


The fight scenes.

The fight scenes were wonderfully violent. Stabbing, shooting, slicing, everything. But at the same time, they weren’t too gory that you would be put off by it. 

The church fight which I just have to mention because Harry Hart goes on an all out massacre, killing everyone and emerging as the last man standing. And Free bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd plays in the background.


Whoa.



This bar fight where Harry first shows his badass side. It ensues after he flings a glass at a bully’s head using his umbrella.

Whoa. Manners maketh man. I get it.


Or this one when Eggsy shows he’s no less with some badass gunslinging action.

Harry taught you well, Eggsy. See it’s like I said before. It makes you wanna root for these guys. I definitely was cheering throughout just for these two.

Go Team Galahad!



The exploding heads.

Personally, I found this one of the best scenes in the movie. It was quite brilliant and funny that they showed the heads exploding more like fireworks and less bloody. With a celebration song playing in the background.

It was Eggsy’s idea and Merlin’s hacker skills that led to this.

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This scene was so strangely, aesthetically pleasing to watch.

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And Merlin’s most apt reaction to the fireworks.
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Hey, it’s like I said before. I’m not putting down any other movie. I’m just saying that I love this movie too much and will choose it over any other spy movie, any day of the week. It had an interesting story, plot twists, humor, attractive gentlemen spies, everything.
Most importantly, it had something no other spy movie did. Colin Firth.

I’m a Kingsman for life.

Is that even a question?

OUAT Vancouver Convention #ouatvan

Guests announced as of August 23, 2016:

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017

LEE ARENBERG (Leroy/Grumpy) 

SATURDAY, March 25, 2017

JENNIFER MORRISON (Emma Swan) 

COLIN O’DONOGHUE (Captain Killian “Hook” Jones) 

LEE ARENBERG (Leroy/Grumpy) 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

LANA PARRILLA (The Evil Queen/Regina Mills) 

LEE ARENBERG (Leroy/Grumpy)

Days to be announced  
BEVERLY ELLIOTT (Widow Lucas/Granny) 
GIL McKINNEY (Prince Eric) 
KEEGAN CONNOR TRACY(Mother Superior) 
MICHAEL COLEMAN (Happy) 
ELLIOT KNIGHT (Merlin) 
ADAM CROASDELL (Brennan Jones) 

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Jen and Colin being scheduled to appear at all these cons together on the same day says to me that there is going to be some major CS development this season and that they’ll be there to promote the fuck out of it.  

So, don’t mind me.  I’ll just be getting nice and comfortable in the “CS is getting engaged/married” camp.  If anyone else is feeling cautiously optimistic, feel free to join me.