Kingsman The Secret Service Film Analysis

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Movies have long been known as a media used to get a specific idea across. Those ideas can be political or social and reflect what is going on at the time the movie was made. Not all movies have to have an agenda though, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a great example of this. The film was created to have fun with a spy movie. No hidden political agenda or call for social change just plain comical fun. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a fun must-see because of its amazing action and campy humor. What really makes this movie is the action, it's visceral, immersive, and at times comical. The action has a character all on its own and comes to life with cinematography, choreography, and special effects. The cinematography aids in the visceral…show more content…
Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Richmond Valentine, drips with this campy humor with his awkwardness, heavy lisp, and fear of blood while still keeping up the image of the bad guy trying to ‘fix’ the world with blood and violence. In his review of “Kingsman”, Peter Debruge said the film “brings the irreverence back to the British spy genre, offering a younger, streetwise variation on the 007 formula while gleefully pushing audiences’ favorite elements – sartorial taste, killer toys, and cracked out supervillains – to hyperbolic extremes” (Debruge, 2015) which are aspects that help create all the campy humor seen in the film. Director Michael Vaughn wanted this film to be modernly irreverent and fun through its campiness just like the classic Bond films throughout the 60’s and 80’s. Both the old James Bond films and “Kingsman” make light of the spy genre they fit into and make it fun without too much seriousness. The Kingsman agents and their gadgets are a direct call to the days of classic Bond. These gadgets are part of what makes “Kingsman” fun to watch with the umbrella that serves as a shield and a gun to the lighter that is actually a hand grenade. Vaughn even stated in the special features on the DVD that he wanted a movie that “didn’t take itself too seriously” (Gibbons et al,

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