Kingsman: The Secret Service

“You are about to embark on the most dangerous job interview in the world.”

This is not the movie you think it is. At least, that’s the take of our round table of thugs on the Film Board this week as we spoil “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Thankfully, even as we were collectively surprised, we were equally blown away by Matthew Vaughn’s contribution to the spy game. 

Let’s start here and get it right out of the way: Colin Firth is a proper action hero. No one saw that coming, least of all, we imagine, Colin Firth. That’s just the first of our stunning realizations this week as we talk about the comic source material from which this film erupts. We take on parallel versus sequential storytelling techniques. We talk about shakycam (GOOD LORD SHAKYCAM) and the cinematographic challenges of making people look like heroes. All that and so much more, including one of Tommy Handsome’s best additions to the Flickchart Song Collection (FSC). 

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