Director Matthew Vaughn is famously fond of action sequences that look like they were shot all in one take -- filmed in a very specific way designed to convince you that they're real, no matter how impossible that would be.
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Both the Kingsman movies and the comics are unafraid to root themselves in the events of the real world -- and no one is particularly safe from being mocked or blown up, no matter how famous they are. But The Golden Circle drew itself back from targeting one figure in particular: Then-Presidential-candidate Donald Trump.
Even though directors are in charge of creating movies, selling those movies to people is usually none of their business. Sometimes that can have consequences, like how the "Bohemian Rhapsody" trailer for Suicide Squad reportedly led to a rewrite of the movie's tone and structure. In other cases, it can actual spoil your biggest reveal -- something Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn knows all too well.
Imagine you were 10 years old and given five minutes to tear through a toy store. You'd sprint in, grab everything you wanted, and fall down from exhaustion at the end. It would be an amazing time, but with so much happening so fast, what would the real, lasting memory be? That experience, in movie form, is Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle has the umbrella guns, missile-firing cars, and suit-wearing secret agents that you've been wanting to see. More surprisingly, the second movie to spring from the Kingsman/The Secret Service comic-book franchise makes a good case for what can be gained in adapting works across different mediums, like a heart beating underneath all that explosive cheesy popcorn.
There are some very weird rumours about Supreme Leader Snoke's appearance in The Last Jedi. Loki's plans in Thor: Ragnarok are revealed. Josh Brolin smashes a mirror for Deadpool 2. Plus, new images from Once Upon a Time's return, Star Trek: Discovery episode titles, and new footage from Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Behold, spoilers!
We've already known that Channing Tatum would be planning an American spy with a hefty Southern accent in the new Kingsman movie, and now we can check out his introduction in a new clip.
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Steven Moffat is full of praise for Jodie Whittaker's first Doctor Who scenes. The meaning behind the codename of Benicio Del Toro's mysterious The Last Jedi character might have been revealed. Plus, Rose McIver discusses the politics of iZombie's new season, and a new picture from Justice League. Spoilers now!
A Maleficent sequel is in the works. Daredevil is casting a mysterious new regular for season three. The singer of the next Bond movie's title theme might be a doozy. Plus, new looks at Kingsman: The Golden Circle and the starship bridges of Star Trek: Discovery, and the cast of iZombie teases the next season. Spoilers!
More details about the timeframe of Justice League have been revealed. Melissa Benoist discusses Kara Zor-El's struggles in Supergirl season three. Get a look at the titles for all 13 episodes of The Punisher. Plus, new looks at It, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Thor: Ragnarok, as well as a new clip from Rick & Morty. Spoilers now!
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Patty Jenkins is very close to directing Wonder Woman 2. Get another look at a few of the heroes showing up in Avengers: Infinity War. The live-action Jetsons remake is getting a pilot. Plus, more footage from Riverdale, Inhumans and Death Note, and a ton of images from Thor: Ragnarok. To me, my spoilers!
In a sea of Hollywood comic book and superhero movie franchise, Kingsman stands apart. The first movie, The Secret Service, was based on the comic co-created by Mark Millar and Watchmen's Dave Gibbons. But while the comic sold well, it was the movie adaptation that became a blockbuster, earning rave reviews, $US400 million ($507 million) at the worldwide box office, and a sequel, The Golden Circle -- a sequel based on no comic at all.
Video: For all its style and slickly choreographed fight sequences, Fox's Kingsman franchise is way more interested in being ridiculously fun to watch than anything else. That's not to suggest that a grappling umbrella isn't cool (it totally is), but rather, Kingsman knows that it's that much flyer because of how insane it is.