Action


Kingsman: The Golden Circle


MPAA Rating:
R
Genre:
Action
Runtime:
141 mins
Stars:
Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Jeff Bridges
Director:
Matthew Vaughn
Producer:
Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn

Content at a Glance

3
Sex

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
2
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
0

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


though the film only presents one sex scene, the content is worthy of its r-rating.

Language


over fifty "fs" and at least one "jesus"

Violence


graphic combat violence throughout; graphic drug side effects

Drugs


the film's plot surrounds a drug cartel.

Nudity


no graphic nudity, but a scantily clad woman and a suggestive scene to follow


Trailer



Synopsis

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the U.S. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.


Movie Message

Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton) and his fellow Kingsmen agents make an epic return to the field in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle." One year after the events of the first installment, this film opens with a flashy high-speed chase through the streets of London where Eggsy, known as agent Galahad—in place of his late, agent mentor, Harry Hart (Colin Firth)—is pursued by a former Kingsman trainee, now gone rogue. The spectacular chase sets the bar at a lofty height for the rest of the film with its flashy effects and groundbreaking camera work. As an opener, the scene whets the appetite for this clever action movie that makes you laugh with dropped jaw from beginning to end. And, by Jove, this sequel of humorous and outrageously acrobatic British agents does not disappoint fans of the first.


As the sharply dressed Eggsy Unwin embarks on yet another mission to save the world, he is teamed up with a band of witty Brits and, this time around, a string of U.S. cowboy-styled agents from Kingsman's allied agency in Kentucky, the Statesmen. Together, these unlikely agents work to take out another bizarre villain, this one by the name of Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore), head of the world's largest drug cartel. In her anachronistic world of '50s suburban nightlife built seamlessly into a hidden and undiscovered world of ancient ruins deep in the Cambodian jungle, quirky Poppy Adams controls from afar her plan to infect millions with a special, deadly drug of her own design, resulting in a global need for a cure which, of course, she holds a monopoly on.


Along the way to stop Adams, the well-groomed Kingsmen and their tobacco chewin' teammates prove to the audience that friendship matters most and it's worth every effort to save the ones you love. However, as they go about saving the world (or as these Brits say, "sorting it all out") the agents are not afraid to get their hands dirty. If you're going to watch this movie and you're wondering what you need to watch out for, here you go:


From beginning to end, Kingsmen action, while magnificently choreographed and tightly filmed, is downright brutal. Whether it's snapping bones or shedding blood, these agents punch with an iron fist and in general, hold no prisoners. In addition to this, they also seem to explore new frontiers in a world first explored by James Bond, the first gentlemanly agent—that is, you should expect an R-rated dose of sexually explicit content. While the movie presents no graphic nudity, it gets as close as it can in word and deed. If the first one raised your eyebrows, the second one will give you no reason to bring them down.


All around, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" upholds the promise it made you in its first scene of eye-candy action and well-timed humor. But no doubt, it does so by way of graphic violence and a fair amount of adult content. It should also be noted that the film seems to be making an interesting comment on the controversies surrounding drugs in our modern world and the political action being taken against them. While the high-flying action and stunning camera work will no doubt get the most chatter after the credits, the film is clearly seeking to spark conversation about who the real villains are as our world "sorts out" humanity's relationship with drugs, and what our plan is in moving forward.

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