Why I love Kingsman: The Secret Service too much
Yet another really long appreciation post.
(Which I absolutely love writing, being an aspiring author).
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. Including the same exact model of Samsung laptop which I actually received as a gift from my brother. Imagine my surprise when I saw Harry Hart use it.
I have to say why I love this movie 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.
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. Seriously.
Bonus: Even Taron Egerton agrees with me.
Exactly! Thank you! 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, when he learns of the new spy tech.
Or here, when he first experiences Harry’s fighting skills.
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. My instant reaction would be:
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 as sexy of a gentleman as his Kingsman friend.
Seriously, Harry would just be so proud. And nobody makes a better team than these two.
At times, Eggsy’s reactions do get heartbreaking also. But because of that development of his character, it just makes you wanna root for him.
Roxy a.k.a. Lancelot.
I have to give credit to this girl because from the movie it looked like she was afraid of heights. But damn, this badass Lancelot literally went to outer space despite her phobia, in a prototype vehicle and shot down Valentine’s satellite.
Girl power, baby.
I can’t not mention her. I’ve never seen a more badass sidekick. She’s got acrobatic martial art skills and if you provoke her, she’ll slice you in half with a single swing of her blade leg. And all that rather effortlessly and while holding a glass of alcohol. So you’re better off not getting on her bad side.
Speaking of which, those blade legs? Goddamn!
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.
And Arthur unknowingly ingested it after falling for Eggsy’s sleight of hand trick.
I saved my personal favorite for last. Multi-purpose bulletproof Umbrella.
The humor was really good in this movie. It was legitimately funny.
The super-villain/megalomaniac, Valentine, was funny too. His lisp
sets him apart from other super-villains. He was quite the comical
character. Well played by Samuel L. Jackson.
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.
Or 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.
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, buddy. 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!
This Sleight Of Hand.
I’m pointing this out because that two-faced Arthur deserved what he got. Because he thought Eggsy wouldn’t suspect the
spiked brandy or the fact he had one of those killer sim cards in his
neck. But just look at the way Eggsy watched Arthur’s every move. He knew something’s wrong.
He makes Arthur believe he had fallen for his trap when it was actually the other way around.
And when offered the so-called chance to a new world, he replies:
YES. You go, eggsy!
As I mentioned earlier about Eggsy’s reactions being a heartbreaking, this is a good example. You can see the rage and grief in his eyes at the mention of Harry’s name. And Arthur’s plan backfired anyway. Literally.
How happy that made me.
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.
This scene was so strangely, aesthetically pleasing to watch.
And Merlin’s most apt reaction to it all.
It’s like I said before. I’m not putting down any other movie. I’m just saying that I love this one too much to the core of my heart 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?