Matthew Vaughn has made some brilliant films in the past, and one of his very best has to be the very first Kingsman movie, but he’s opted to take a slightly different route with the third film in the franchise, which is called The King’s Man.
I’m not going to lie, I didn’t much care for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. I thought the film was very disjointed and rather poorly judged. However, I adored the first film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and felt that it was a fresh take on the super spy genre.
I loved the first film’s action and sense of humour, and I’m hoping for more of the same from the third film in the franchise, The King’s Man, which is a sort of origins story, but not of any of the characters from the first two films.
No, this film is an origins story of the Kingsman group itself, and it all started with Ralph Fiennes’ character, The Duke of Oxford, who’s a bit like the original James Bond.
This film will explore how it all started, and it seems as though it had something to do with Rasputin and a collection of history’s very worst tyrants and criminal masterminds who come together to plot a war to wipe out millions.
However, if this new trailer is anything to go by, Rasputin isn’t the one pulling all the strings here. There seems to be another man behind it all. A bald man with a Scottish accent and I for one cannot wait to find out who it is.
The film also boasts an incredible cast with the likes of Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game), Gemma Arterton (Murder Mystery), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Daniel Bruhl (Inglorious Basterds), Harris Dickinson (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Tom Hollander (About Time), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) all having parts to play in The King’s Man.
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Matthew Vaughn will be back directing and I particularly like the fact that Hollander is playing George V, Wilhelm II and Nicolas II at the same time. It’s just another one of those amusing gags that Vaughn is so good at including in his films.
The film is set to hits UK cinemas on Valentine’s Day making it the perfect treat for you and a special someone to go and see together.
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