“The King’s Man” won a pretty good box office after its release, but it has received bipolar reviews.
One side is a typical person who likes it very much, but there are many people who say it is not worth it!
In fact, these two statements are not in conflict. The difference lies in the viewing angle.
In 2014, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was a super dark horse at the box office. Its plot was compact and vivid, and the dialogue was humorous and funny.
Then in 2017, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” maintained the main axis of the first film, but its exaggeration caused some fans to complain about losing focus…
But when it comes to the third part, just like the title of the film, I want to talk about the origin of the “Kingsman” organization, tracing back to this secret British spy organization.
Compared with the previous two films, “The King’s Man” can be regarded as a return to the basics. Most of the time, the film has worked hard to sort out the allusions of the First World War and “Kingsman”.
The rhythm of “The King’s Man” is a bit slow but fascinating, this is the favorite part of the square opinion.
But in the end, the fighting scenes are also considered to be climaxes, but the opponent feels that it is not enough that it is not enough…
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An assassination mission in World War I
Duke of Oxford played by Ralph Fiennes, he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his country’s assassination mission.
But he hated killing and became a pacifist. He swore to his dead wife that his son Conrad would never see war again.
However, when the First World War broke out in Europe, Oxford had to face his son’s firm willingness to fight for the country.
At this time, King George V of England also sought the assistance of Oxford to avoid further expansion and escalation of the war.
So Oxford and his son Conrad decided to carry out an assassination mission. The target was the notorious “Rasputin” beside the Russian tsar.
At the same time, they must fight against a secret organization “Shepherd” dedicated to destroying England!
Do not play high-tech weapons, fight more creatively
For standard “Kingsman” fans, the “The King’s Man” trailer alone can tell that the director still maintains a high degree of entertainment in this movie, especially the somewhat nasty fighting jokes in the first two movies.
After all, the film was adapted from the comics of many DC superheroes and “X-Men”.
But if you are an audience looking forward to the dizzying special weapons and hidden weapon ideas in “Kingsman”, then you may be disappointed, because after all, this is a prequel.
The plot of the film tells a historical scene that is World War I again, and the real “Kingsman” organization has not yet been established.
Therefore, the props used in the fight will not be as unexpected as the previous two episodes…
The big villain Rasputin attracts the most attention
Because the background is the First World War, many of the characters in “The King’s Man” are actually unique in history.
The director has worked hard to connect many historical events with the plot of the movie with a fast pace, and to be in line with the historical facts, it really requires more brainstorming.
“The King’s Man” is not actually more like an unrealistic action movie like the previous two episodes.
And a successful commercial action movie is absolutely indispensable to a super villain and his superb martial arts. Rasputin in “The King’s Man” has indeed successfully interpreted this status.
As for Ralph Fiennes’s protagonist Duke of Oxford, the state is also very good.
He combines the time-tested confidence of the character played by Colin Firth in the first part with the naivety of “Eggsy” Taron Egerton.
He quite successfully explained the process of how a nobleman became a secret agent!
Still important characters die
Finally, it is worth mentioning that the important characters in the first two parts unexpectedly died.
“The King’s Man” also followed this old example, and the candidate and timing were completely beyond the audience’s imagination. This is another key to making the film’s reputation polarized!
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