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g-manpuck wrote:


The Rube wrote:


The King’s Man (HBOMax)

In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions.

A bloody mess of a movie, literally and figuratively. Darker than its predecessors, tried too hard. It wasn’t a fun action movie, which goes against the first two movies’ ambience. It’s ok, overall, but the contrast is overwhelming, IMO. Go with what works. That being said, the buildup to the first fight scene is ok. and that first fight scene is insane (which should have been the norm). They strayed. Give it a go if you are completionist, but other than that? Pass.

As a fan of the first two movies and a fan of Ralph Fiennes I was very interested in watching it. Like you I was disappointed in it very much. I was at least expecting Fiennes to carry himself much like Colin Firth did in the other movies but Fiennes played pretty much the straight man. Disappointing for sure.

Finally saw this one, and I completely agree. Had this one come out first, it may have been a bit different but now it just doesn’t measure up to the rest of the series. The storyline about the son took a complete turn that I didn’t see coming. I guess that was interesting but I felt a little robbed that it ended so quickly.

I get it had some impacts on the main character, but just didn’t seem to have the payoff I was expecting after the shock of the scene wore off. The post credits scene was pretty unnecessary IMHO. I get why they did it, but it has nothing to do with the next movies.