Saturday, June 13, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Firth is everything you want in an international man of mystery. His suave British agent Harry Hart, code-named Galahad, plays by the rules of a company, headed by Arthur (a kingly Michael Caine), that names its agents after knights of the round table. Since Lancelot (Jack Davenport) died saving Galahad's ass 17 years ago, Galahad resolves to return the favor by recruiting Lance’s now grown son, Gary "Eggsy"into the secret service. The thing is Eggsy is a street kid who seems destined for prison instead of the elegant environs of Kingsman, a swank tailoring shop on Saville Row that fronts for the Secret Service.
That is the back story. The action involves an evil plot for world domination that must be thwarted. An enjoyable diversionary movie.