Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Certification: Strong Violence, Language
Genre: Over-the-top Action-Comedy
Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Running time: 129 minutes
Alert: NO SPOILERS
Synopsis: A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Based on a comic book.
Review: Ulgh. Where do I start? This movie started off just fine. Funny. Entertaining. Then it became tedious (I can list about ten scenes that were unnecessary). Ridiculous amounts of violence and severed limbs which they try to portray in a cartoonish manner. However, the brutal scenes are so long, they stop being comical and become disturbing.
At least there are no gory sex scenes which seems to be the norm onscreen these days. I’m actually surprised the running time is only 129 minutes as it felt much, much longer. I slept on and off through the last 30 minutes and I don’t think I missed a thing.
There were definitely some unique ideas and good concepts in the film. It even gets you thinking about conspiracy theories and government schemes. But it drags on and becomes repetitive while making you wretch at all the glorified violence.
So this is more like a mindless, aggressive zombie movie (think World War Z) than it is an action James-Bond-type one. The trailer is misleading and so are the high ratings on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. People either loved it or hated it. I’m a hater.
Watch at your own discretion.
♡, Sana xx