Kingsman: The Golden Circle is not as good as the first one, but that’s not too surprising, sequels rarely are. But it still manages to be a very entertaining movie and a great way to pass an evening.
The cast all did very well in my opinion. Egerton was great as Eggsy and I can say the same as the other actors from the original Kingsman. Loved Colin Firth, even though he had a smaller part this time around. The new entries were good too; I liked Julianne Moore’s villain and Pedro Pascal as Whiskey. The Elton John’s cameo was fun at first, but a tad overdone by the end, I feel like.
The story was not as fun as the first one. Still quite entertaining, but a bit weaker and sillier overall. Thankfully the fight scenes were as good as the ones in the original Kingsman; very well choreographed and extremely fun to watch.
I read some criticism regarding the love story between Eggsy and Princess Tilde, but I have to say that I enjoyed that part of the movie. It was a nice subversion of the classical Bond trope where he gets the girl and then she’s gone the next movie. One thing I didn’t like is how they got rid of Roxy so fast. I wish she had more of a part in this one.
If you enjoyed the first one, I think you’ll like Kingsman: The Golden Circle. It is a “more of the same” but it’s still very well done and fun to watch.