Julianne Moore told by Colin Firth about villain role in Kingsman 2

Key scenes in Kingsman: The Golden Circle filmed in Birmingham

Also returning is our hero Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a reformed ruffian who's now a fixture in the dapper Kingsman crew - a group of undercover crime fighters headquartered behind the fake facade of a Savile Row tailor's shop. There rarely has been a case where you aren't even for a minute in the film, and, bham!

Vaughn thinks the biggest problem is screenwriting 101: make sure the action is fully integrated into the narrative and the audience is emotionally invested in the action scenes. The well-dressed Brits don't have much in common with their tobacco-spitting American cousins, except for a desire to bring down an global drug lord named Poppy (Julianne Moore). Like the Kingsmen, the Statemen are total stereotypes of their nation, with Agents Tequila (Channing Tatum, criminally underused), Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) and Champagne (Jeff Bridges) sporting dude-ranch fresh cowboy duds and swinging lassos.

As in the original, Vaughn relies heavily on the editing skills of Eddie Hamilton who has been in the darkroom for the director in all of his films. With this one, he has successfully achieved that task. Despite what the trailers suggested, The Statesman are more of a distraction than anything else, with their famous players pretty much limited to extended cameos (what a waste). It's the type of strong opening that fans expect in an action movie. It is a clever script with never a boring moment.

Brought to you by 20 Century Fox. Your successor will likely munch on you in a hamburger, yum. In real time. The other guy waits for him to finish. Killing goons with his moves & girls with his charm, Taron is a victor from the frame one. It's not a lazy sequel but a sequel that doesn't build on anything new.

Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong. But, he is back! How?

Poppy's sidekick is failed Kingsman candidate Charlie Hesketh (Edward Holcroft) who has personal scores to settle with Eggsy. Wide-eyed and childlike, with a sweet voice and a passion for bad puns, Poppy also delights in siccing her deadly robot dogs on insubordinate employees. He's lives his character to the T.

This action comedy film is co-produced and directed by Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") and like its 2015 namesake "Kingsman: The Secret Service", (which raked in more than $414 million on a production budget of $81 million) is based on the comic book of the same name, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. He just not directs the scenes, he choreographs them. But by the second film, there's a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them - of desperation. The score compliments each sequence so well, making it a treat to ears as well.

All in all, a great time will be had as this film critic thoroughly loved "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" and can certainly recommend it to anyone over the age of 17. "Not too much back story was put into this one, I didn't spend too much time on that".

If you liked the original, the best way to preserve that memory is to stay away from this sequel. Miss this, but do no watch on your cellphones.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle had potential to be a fun sequel that told us more about Kingsman and the undercover spy world that supports it.

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