Get ready to see the start of the Kingsman franchise in The King’s Man. Set during WWI, The King’s Man tells the exhilarating origin story of the Kingsman, the world’s very first independent intelligence agency. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions across the globe, one man must race against time to stop them. Add the film to your Kingsman collection on Digital February 18 and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD February 22. A copy can be purchased from Amazon.com (affiliate link)
Based on the comic book, “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, comes the the story about classy old-school spies and their ability to save the world. I received the chance to watch The King’s Man, and here is what I thought.
Unlike the first two Kingsman movies, The King’s Man goes a little darker and focuses more on history and story than on action. Some of these scenes can be a bit dull, but for the most part, the entire movie is highly entertaining. We have several amazing fight scenes with swords, fun characters, and great dialog. The choreography of the fight scenes is equal to , if not better than, the previous movies and they certainly keep my attention.
The movie starts in dark times when Orlando, Duke of Oxford, loses his wife, Emily, in a sniper attack. It’s a heartbreaking scene as Emily makes him promise that their son will never see the war again. Fast-forward 12 years and we find that Orlando is creating a spy network, which is dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom, and Shola and Polly are among the recruited.
The King’s Man is rated R for a reason, there are a lot of violent moments, that are not suitable for even some adults. After all this is a story of a spy network looking to prevent a war that would cause the death of millions. We often see Shola fighting off some rather crazy individuals.
From violent to crazy, the characters in The King’s Man are all very well done, but I have to admit, Rasputin is the craziest of them all. As bad guys go, he is my favorite bad guy in The King’s Man.. His fight scenes are way over the top and they are simply fun to watch. When Rasputin says, “Time to dance…on your graves,” this is not a suggestion, he begins the must epic dance fight I have seen since Jumanji 2. With swords and amazing dance moves, Rasputin turns himself into a crazy and immediate threat. He is also quite graceful, just look at his beautiful jump.
From start to finish, The King’s Man kept my attention and provided some amazing never-before-seen fight scenes. I really enjoyed the story, the character development, and the over-the-top bad guys, i.e. Rasputin. The King’s Man, by choreography alone, has earned five starts in my book and a must see for Kingsman fans.
Check out the trailer below for a quick look at the movie.
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