Very positive early buzz for Matthew Vaughn's KINGSMAN; "jaw droppingly violent" and "utterly demented… in a good way"

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I’ve been very intrigued by Matthew Vaughn’s KingsmanThe Secret Service, but that’s just because I’m always intrigued by anything Vaughn does. Especially when what he’s doing involves a comic book adaptation. Vaughn has already struck comic book gold thrice previously with StardustX-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass. The latter is an adaptation of acclaimed writer Mark Millar’s comic book, and now Vaughn is once again tackling one of his works in Kingsman. And just like with the ultra-violent, potty-mouthed Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass, audiences are in for quite a shocking ride with Kingsman, if the early reactions to the film can be believed.

The first trailers for the film looked really, really cool, but I didn’t expect it to be anything more intense than that – this is after all a movie starring Colin Firth, about the most British man to ever live. But it would appear that I was quite mistaken, as the movie apparently has more in common with Gareth Evans’ The Raid than Bridget Jones’ Diary. Yes, I said The Raid and Colin Firth in the same breath, and yes, I know how crazy that sounds, but just listen to what was being said on Twitter by folks who got to see an early screening of the film over the weekend (handily collected by JoBlo).

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Well, wow. And maybe even a hot damn. Here’s the last trailer again, just to remind you of what all the fuss is about.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service also stars Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong and Mark Hamill. It is scheduled for international release on February 13, 2015.

Last Updated: November 18, 2014

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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