“Kingsman”: Enjoyable & Veddy British

This Guardian write-up has me curious to see it: ‘Colin Firth is both ludicrously British and modern-day Hollywood in “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” the wildly enjoyable new film from Matthew Vaughn. His Harry Hart muses on the importance of a bespoke suit one moment and dispatches a band of villains with precise alacrity and nifty gadgets the next. This movie stands in reverence of the English upper classes and the seeming ease with which they gracefully solve problems, yet is so wonderfully absurd that, if one were ever to speak so coarsely, one would say they were “taking the piss”. “Kingsman” quite neatly has its scone and eats it, too.’ The movie is released in the U.S. on February 13.

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