Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) & Sherlock
- Four agents from an independent organization, and a mistake, start the plot (AGRA’s problem). Ultimately, the organization is betrayed by one of their number. One agent will die years later, because of a plot surrounding biological weaponry (THoB anti-personnel formula caused hallucinations and murder without remorse-solution hinges on cell phone-same happens with formula devised by Valentine’s company in K: TSS, w/cell phone being method of control. Maybe TD-12).
- The mistake occurs around Christmas, and will change the hero’s entire life. (TAB: Take care of him, John. TFP: Oh, um. Mycroft – make sure he’s looked after. He’s not as strong as he thinks he is.)
- Rescue the drink before it can fall to the floor, resulting in good guy being distracted.
- The villain never does his own legwork, because he has no stomach for violence (sight of blood causes him to vomit.)
- Umbrella gun (Brolly gun with updates - replacing meta from feb about Avengers, etc)
- Projections are treated like people in the room.
- Failed experiment in changing to more emotion in the group leads to a team member being decimated.
Eurus: This is an experiment. There will be rigour. Sherlock, pick up the gun. It’s your turn next.
And then later, she tells Sherlock he didn’t win, look what he did to Molly.
- An innocent child caught in the schemes of adults.
- Completely over the top driving scene, and lots of blue flashing lights.
- MET officer is same actor (William Ineson) as TFP fisherman.
- Placing a mysterious phone call changes events.
- Hero was involved in drugs, never had a traditional job.
- Insert inappropriate (gay) humor. “Manners maketh man…” from Vulgaria by William Horman. (SO many M’s.) Also, the first book where children’s rattles are ever mentioned.
- A path that made the younger hero who he is, but he isn’t “locked” into it. He can adapt and transform (even change his fate and take on someone else’s identity.) + My Fair Lady bringing in play/film reference, and Jeremy Brett connection.
- Surprise water! First test is near drowning. (Lesson is working together, being a unit. Soldiers.)
- Movie that breaks the fourth wall & Internet use. “Valentine: The Movie” (Valentine is a person. T6T Love, ammo not amo) & “Not
that kind of movie.” (John writing Cardiff Violins, Rosie’s birth
announcement in The Times, Janine’s interviews in HLV, BBC interview
w/Culverton, BBC covering Moriarty court case in TRF)
- Pet dog is major plot point, and makes Eggsy part of who he is, capable of being emotional and functioning as a top agent. (Redbeard)
- No concussion, but he’s unconscious? The other agents don’t know what he was exposed to, and the leader (villain) asks for footage. (Hello, EMP)
- “A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.” (Have patience, Watson. / Patience grenade)
- PM involved in plot. (THoB, HLV, T6T: Thatcher, PM, her?)
- 6 (T6T, 666, The Devil, Moriarty, etc)
- Again, the internet, but considering how much money they supposedly have, the graphics are very low-budget. Also, short-sighted? Description used for Mary in TEH. iPhones, for instance, don’t use separate SIM cards. (Post S4 crew explanations of the skull glowing due to blown light bulbs, etc.)
- Use the press as a cover for what really happened. (Magnussen in HLV)
“Foiled the assassination…” Eggsy jokes how probably no one thanked Harry for doing that.
- Bond style cavernous installation with top security that should be run “by someone responsible and sane”, because “bad shit happens if this falls into the wrong hands”.
- Hero that collects butterflies and insects being called a freak, by someone that doesn’t understand him yet. Also, we’re back to the situation with the dog not being what it appears. Turns out, the gun had a blank bullet (not a tranquilizer, but you get the idea.) Also, the recruit that supposedly drowned in the first test, was actually a field agent who lived, and works in the Berlin tech dept.
- You can’t hack pen and paper. (Unlike T6T Magnussen footage, and who knows what else in S2-4).
- The suit is a modern gentleman’s armor. (Adding a Belstaff is a nice tough, though.)
- Lock & Co. Hatters save the day. (Nice top hat and presumable projection glasses-Google specs?) Also, let’s have the media tycoons share the same shapes and color scheme of blue, with punches of beige and red.
- Old money, and keeping up old traditions leads to problems and weakness.
- Money and intelligence doesn’t have to equal being pretentious.
- The need for coordinates that are going the same way.
- Elaborate bunker with many minions (standard Bond film setup)
- A plane that can’t go much of anywhere or put up a defense. (It becomes just
a plot device, a vehicle with a different purpose than transport.)
- M (Merlin) played by Ritchie Holmes actor Mark Strong - he was Blackwood. Solve problems under pressure, when one member of the team might die. (TFP)
- Merlin gets nicknamed Mycroft.
This one has been awhile in coming, but… I may have missed a few things, but I think you get the point.