The Golden Circle doesn't outdo its predecessor and is more of a solid continuation rather than an essential stand-alone. I have to commend it for not sloppily retconning character deaths, but can't help but feel that the time spent reviving characters hindered it from telling much of a new story. While still full of inventive action sequences and great humor, it ultimately feels like a tease of something greater.
Because of the story expansion this sequel suffers a lot and it's total downgrade from The Secret Service. I expected a much better script, those new characters to be more interesting and more involved. I didn't like at all the villain, her intentions and how Julianne Moore performed. Sadly i think the same about Pedro Pascal. Just 6.25/10 for The Golden Circle. The only sequel done by M.Vaughn and it's a letdown.
A movie obsessed with the F word and with Elton John. There is probably a thesis to be written about Elton's presence in this movie - equal measure high-camp and contempt - that explains the vast difference between this and the original film. What was once comic is now callous. The ...blasting finger... tracking device is the only element approaching the WTF absurdity of the first outing.
I didn't like the first one and this one's even worse: lazy and unoriginal use of sixties tropes (can hardly credit them as homage), ill-judged campery that just feels awkward and puerile laddish and offensive humour masquerading as some sort of satire. Makes me feel like an old reactionary misery guts. And god, it doesn't half go on.
Come tutti i secondi capitoli, non regge il confronto con il suo prequel. Avrei voluto vedere più cowboy, dato che erano la novità in questa storia, sopratutto Channing Tatum che è stato usato per circa dieci minuti. Sono contenta che sia tornato Harry e Julian Moore è una splendida cattiva, ma niente di più. Non mancano il solito umorismo con sparse scene splatter che sono stati la firma di Kingsman sin dall'inizio.
Disappointing follow-up to a relatively fun first entry. Elton John was good for a giggle, and some of the more violent moments were so absurd you couldn't help but smirk, but overall it was a disaster of a film riddled with poor decisions and missed opportunities. Played out like all the jokes from the first film crossed with Vin Diesel's XXX.
As much as any film I can think of, this feels emblematic of the "more is more" style of Hollywood filmmaking we've seen the last few years, with a runtime that doesn't know when to quit, a string of A-list celebrities absolutely wasted in glorified cameos, and a wall-to-wall, nostalgia-obsessed soundtrack. The opening action setpiece is one of the best of 2017, but even that resembles a pre-viz sequence at times.
"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" este distractiv ca iadul așa pură plăcere vinovată din cauza gustului extrem de prost care îți provoacă greață, poveștii derizorii și viațelor prea ușoare (RIP Mark Strong.) Apropo, de ce Channing Tatum a avut un rol atît de mic? // 吐き気を催させる極端な悪趣味さ、荒唐無稽なストーリー展開、軽すぎる命 (RIPマーク・ストロング)のおかげで、今作は混じりっ気なしの背徳的な喜びとしてクソ楽しめる。にしても、何でチャニング・テイタムはあれだけしか出ないんだ？
Drôle, ingénieux dans sa réalisation et amusant, tout comme le premier. Mais il manque manifestement la fraîcheur, la classe, une certaine concision et quelques revirements pour marquer autant. Entre les nombreuses intrigues inintéressantes et/ou inutiles, le scénario en devient malheureusement plus lourd que rigolo, et fatalement moins satirique au final.
As the next chapter of KINGSMAN franchise, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE took it to a different path. It has a longer runtime than the first one. Director Matthew Vaughn also doubled its amount of action. Although this movie isn't as fresh as the predecessor, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE still an entertaining KINGSMAN movie. Unfortunately, Julianne Moore isn't as menacing as Samuel L. Jackson. Damn, they killed an interesting character...