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Ashley Menzel: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (6/10)
While it is not as entertaining as the first one, it still is fun enough. The new characters in this film aren’t given enough to do and don’t really get the time that they deserve. It feels like a missed opportunity to establish a solid second installment for the Kingsman films.
Nile Fortner: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (7/10)
Even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Kingsman comic book series, I really enjoyed the first movie. It was fun, action-packed, and in my opinion, an improvement over the comic series. The Golden Circle takes what is fun about the first film and pumps it up even more. The sequel is fun, cartoon-ish, and badass! A very fun movie, but I believe it could have been written a little bit better. Written where the new characters have more time to shine. Also, the movie runs a little long, and I do think it could have been a little shorter. I still think the first is better story wise. But both the original and this film, know what the audience is mainly looking for. Action, fun, and silliness. P.S. Elton John is a Bad Motherf*cker!!!!!
Matt Marshall: Kingsman: The Golden Circle: (7/10)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a few steps down compared to the first film. However, that doesn’t stop director Matthew Vaughn from delivering a ridiculously outrageous and entertaining sequel. It’s straight up bonkers, which we’ve come to want from a Kingsman film. Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Mark Strong carry over their chemistry from the first film, while a brand new slew of supporting characters join the mix. Some get the time to shine. Others don’t. There’s just too much stuffed into this film that it becomes rather bloated. I typically prefer longer films, but Kingsman had no reason to push the boundary to 141 minutes.
Zachary Marsh: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (8.8/10)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is an inferior sequel to the original, as one might expect. Julianne Moore is not as strong a villain as Samuel L. Jackson, at times the pacing is a tad slow, there are one too many story arcs that aren’t needed, and sometimes the callbacks and fan-service to the first film are a bit much. Having said that, there are moments where this movie comes extremely close to being as good as the original. The performances are all great, the action sequences and violence are so much fun, and the soundtrack is absolutely spectacular. I completely get why the reaction to it has been mixed, but I had so much fun with the film as a whole, save for the qualms mentioned.
Sammy Klinger: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (9.75/10)
This sequel to the excellent first Kingsman is a damn excellent one. It is not as good as the first one but The Golden Circle offers a lot of the great things that made the first Kingsman so amazing and entertaining. I honestly don’t get why people hate this film. For me, this is the most underrated film of the year. The acting is superb with Taron Edgetron, Colin Firth, and Pedro Pascual being the standouts. The villian, while not the best villian out there, was still menacing. The style of the film really works and the cinematography is gorgeous. The action was the best action I’ve seen since John Wick: Chapter 2. There are a few that are almost as good as the church scene in the first Kingsman. I’m one of the few people that actually didn’t mind the 141 min runtime. There’s a character’s death that really hit me to the core and this film is another prime example why Matthew Vaughn is one of the best directors working today. I will admit this film is not as perfect as the first film was but for me, this film truly is amazing and one of the best and most underrated films of the year. I cannot wait to watch it again.
Scott Menzel: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (6/10)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle never comes full circle. It is a disappointing sequel that feels like filler to lead into a third film. There are some great action sequences but even those feel sort of lazy since you can tell they are all done with CGI. It seems like there is a good movie somewhere in Kingsman: The Golden Circle but it somehow got lost in the editing room. I don’t think the sequel is awful but rather just “fine and forgettable.” It lacks the creativity and relationships that made the first one so great. I am still on-board for a third entry and hopefully, that one will help make up the shortcomings of this one.
Average We Live Film Gradebook Score for Kingsman: The Golden Circle : 7.4/10
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