Meli🧟♀️💊’s review published on Letterboxd:
When I saw the mixed reviews of this film, I was getting kinda nervous since I love what Matthew Vaughn has done with Kingsman. The second one of all of these movies, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, was a bit disappointing but tbh I still enjoyed it a lot. I thought that with The King’s Man was going to happen the same situation, or maybe even worse, but thankfully, for me it turned out to be the complete opposite.
Everything in this was so damn awesome, the more it kept going the more points I was giving to it. The length IMO was perfect and I think it had to have that length because other way the story would have felt incomplete. There were so many things going on and I really liked that the movie took their time to give each thing an appropriate ending, even with the littlest situations and/or characters they didn’t just throw these things away and forget it existed, and I’m soOOOO grateful for it. I also think that the length of the movie was great because they really gave you context of everything, not one thing was missed, and despite the big amount of information that they gave at the beginning of the film, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by it, but completely interested instead. It even felt like a pretty interesting history lesson at times lmao A PRETTY INTERESTING WITH SOME DISTORTED INFORMATION history lesson ofc. It’s not a complain tho since I love when they do that.;)
Another thing that I really liked about this, and that I really liked in previous Kingsman movies too was that Matthew Vaughn isn’t afraid of killing characters. He kills these characters when we least expect, which is so damn awesome because the shock that it gives you afterwards is priceless, and well, that happened in here too in a scene full of tension and emotion. Definitely my favorite kill of a special character in any Kingsman movie so far.
I’d also like to applause the transitions of these movie because dAAAAAAMN, when I’ve tried to make a screenplay I always have such a bad time thinking about how I’m going to make the transition from one scene to another one, and with this movie Matthew Vaughn just gave me a great goddamn lesson because his transitions are so fucking smooth and creative and original and omgomgomgomgomg I love everything about Matthew Vaughn so much I could fangirl over him and the littlest details in his films for ages. I just admire him so damn much. Can’t wait for Argylle because I already know I’m going to love it so much too (and holy shit, Henry Cavill and Dua Lipa are going to make me love that movie even more, I can tell from now that they’ll have me flustered and making me blush every time they’re on screen, my bi dream). Anyway, like I was saying, from my eyes Matthew Vaughn really can’t go wrong.<3 and his action sequences??? FUCK, THE RASPUTIN FIGHT SEQUENCE, THE FINAL FIGHT SEQUENCE, THE WAR SEQUENCE, my body was full of adrenaline in those times, Matthew Vaughn is one of the few directors that make me want to fight lol, but at the same time, makes me smile, laugh and cry, all in the same movie. What a fucking king, man (you see what I did here??? I know I’m a genius I love myself)
ALSO, I REALLY LIKED THAT THEY INCLUDED A WOMAN IN THE ACTION THIS TIME. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked Roxy but she did nothing important:( but in here, Polly was another kickass hero too, and as a woman I really was so happy and excited of seeing another woman doing badass stuff on the screen.
I loved this film, I can’t decide in what place should I place this one on my Kingsman ranking but it definitely won’t have the last one;)
P.S: Shout to Madi because thanks to her advice and experience I went to the movie theater at an early hour to see this and it was so damn amAZING I SWEAR IT WAS SO PEACEFUL AND THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE WERE SO FUCKING QUIET AND WELL BEHAVED IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE AAAAAAAAHAHSJDKENWKW I CAN ALREADY FEEL HOW LITTLE BY LITTLE IMMA BE ENJOYING GOING TO THE MOVIES LIKE I USED TOO SO THANKS MADIIII XOXOX
P.S 2: This has a post-credit scene, so if you haven’t watch the movie, don’t forget to stay to watch it. I don’t if I should describe it as a awesome or terrifying haha but it’s certainly important!!