James Bond had his decades, oh so many of them.
Jack Ryan. Jason Bourne.
Bring on Gary “Eggsy” Unwin. Yeah, “Kingsmen: The Secret Service” continues the long line of agent thrillers, but this young British hero has more to do with 007 than the rest, with gadgets and fighting and cool.
You can read my take of the movie for today’s installment of my weekly Film Review blog on the Syracuse New Times site by clicking the link below.
Samuel L. Jackson is the villain and Michael Caine is an elder and Colin Firth is a mentor, and the story comes from a comic book. Who needs “Fifty Shades” of bondage when you have action, adventure and comedy rolled into one?
Flashing sign for those planning to attend: The killing is gory. The R rating gets earned with a particularly blue reference at the end.
And now today’s essay-book Monday movie questions:
Are you a fan of agent movies, and why? Who’s your favorite agent, and why? ‘Fifty Shades’ of ‘Kingsmen,’ and why?