It has been awhile since I went to see a movie and enjoyed it as much as I did this one. From the previews, this looked rather silly and I went in expecting to be bored. Not so.
This is a spoof on the classic spy movie, yet is a seriously well written, well acted film on its own. All the elements of a good story are here. Good guys, bad guys, action, humor, underdog, tension, emotion, and puppies. Even though you know the good guys will triumph, the film takes you on quite a ride to reach that point. There is quite a bit of humor, both subtle and vulgar. Based on the reaction of those around me, some of the subtle was lost on them.
Samuel L. Jackson plays the bad guy and like any film he is in, it is fun to watch him act. Michael Caine is the head of the Kingsmen and like Jackson, brings great talent to the film. Interestingly, I did not recognize Mark Hamill who plays Professor Arnold.
Be sure and stay past what appears to be the last scene, the real last scene makes you say, “Yes!”.
This gets five cigars, and I may just have to see this one again.