In a world with way too many spy movie spoofs and James Bond ripoffs, 2014’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was surprisingly good. Stylish. Ultra-violent. Funny. With Mark Hamill doing a British accent, Samuel L. Jackson speaking with a lisp and a butthole sex joke at the end. What more could you ask for?
How about a just OK sequel? We got that. A prequel then? Alright. Here you go. It makes sense they’d try to build a cinematic universe out of this franchise and where better to do it than World War I. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. And Rasputin himself. I’m all in. As a matter of fact, if they release this in theaters in September like they promise, I’ll be there. I miss seeing movies on the big screen so much I’d go see a prequel to “Cats,” which I’m pretty much blaming on turning the world into garbage. Because we were happy before it came along. Anyway, I digress. My point is, “The Kingsman” looks great.