So it was somewhat therapeutic for me to see Colin Firth tear apart a proxy for the Westboro Baptist Church in Kingsman: The Secret Service (punctuated by "Free Bird" only made it a richer experience). The movie is a dizzying comic book bursting out from a movie screen, filled with cartoon-ishly extreme violence and a body count of 926,282.
Also Mark Hamill is in this movie.
And the soundtrack includes KC & the Sunshine Band's best track (which was technically released by KC but whatever, it's "Give It Up" and it's great) along with Rob Zombie, Bryan Ferry and the Knack (and many more, like Sir David Bowie and Take That, so take that lesser movie soundtracks).
|Mark Strong, under-|
utilized in this movie
There are a couple of females in the movie but it's okay, they don't ever talk to each other.
This is director Matthew Vaughn's follow-up to the fantastic X-Men: First Class and it's making me realize I really need to watch Layer Cake.
Come awards season I can't see this being remembered. The effects are intentionally cartoon-y which I doubt will match upcoming summer blockbusters which leaves editing or adapted screenplay as dark horse options.
Now enjoy the talented Taron someone in a great scene from the movie.