Kingsman: The Secret Service reimagined the British spy movie as a snappy blend of Bond meets Kick-Ass, and this bigger and barmier sequel follows, err, suit.
Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is juggling time with his new Swedish princess girlfriend and the responsibilities of being a fully fledged Kingsman agent. When the Kingsman HQ suffers a devastating attack, Eggsy and Merlin turn to the organisation’s American cousins, the Statesman, to help track down a nefarious crime syndicate that brands its operatives with the titular mark. You’ll also discover how Harry (Colin Firth) managed to miraculously survive that headshot in the original.
Where the first film lacked a good villain, the sequel has Julianne Moore, who’s clearly having a blast running the world’s biggest drug cartel from a mountaintop lair decked out in fabulous ‘50s aesthetic. Director Matthew Vaughn stages the big action sequences and cartoonish violence with the same style and verve, and thankfully avoids over-milking the comic culture clash between British manners and southern hospitality.
Release Date: 20 December 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray 4K
Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong