We just saw the movie. Action and adventure! Just a reminder, this is third installment in the Kingsman film series, this is a prequel to 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle. I had not seen either, and it did not prevent me from enjoying this movie. What it did do is excited me to catch up, especially now that I have effectively seen the first in the series.
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in “The King’s Man.” “The King’s Man” is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance. “The King’s Man” is based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, and the story is by Matthew Vaughn and the screenplay is by Matthew Vaughn & Karl Gajdusek.
The movie covers the behind-the-scenes action of World War 1, and some of the fighting. It is a little gruesome. There is some historical accuracy which makes it all the more interesting when you add the secret societies working to one, start the war, and two, fight and end the war. For those who know the series, it is the good guys fighting to save Britain who turn into the Kingsman group, who continue the good fight in the later movies. There were some twists and turns that I did not see coming, so apologies to my fellow audience members for the occasional loud gasps that came out of me!
And then there was Rasputin. Not a nice guy. Spoiler alert, there is a fight scene with Rasputin and our heroes, and it is fantastic, the choreography was fantastic. Russian dancing, ballet, all with swords, daggers, and guns. My favorite scene!
Matthew Vaughn, David Reid and Adam Bohling are the producers, and Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Stephen Marks, Claudia Vaughn and Ralph Fiennes serve as executive producers. “The King’s Man” opens in U.S. theaters on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.