Haven't been on this thing in a while, taking care of business you know. Took time off to see the new, 'Kingsman' movie and boy that was worth it! I tell you, if you watch a movie late at night and it still entertains you then you know it's good. I nodded off a bit a few times but every time I woke up I loved what was happening!
The plot is simple: a MILF quality (Mom I'd Like To F*ck) drug lord [played deliciously by red head beauty, Julianne Moore] is determined to become a household name in the illegal drug industry and outside of it. Her only problem is that damn 'War On Drugs' that's been wasting American and Mexican and other countries' dollars for decades. She's devised a rather clever plan to ruin it but the only thing standing in her way is the Kingsman secrete agents. Well that means she's got to get rid of them, doesn't it? And that's where the thrilling action ballets come in!
Lot's of wild and incredible camera angles and single take looks at daring stunts and awesome bullet, whip, and whatever projectile thrown at you weapons play. It's all a display of Hollywood's technical bravado and just some damn good fun visual storytelling. But all of it is in the service of the plot; in fact, the most important thing about this movie (refreshingly) isn't the special effects and action --it's the story!!
Suprisingly enough there's a great and rather sophisticated story chugging underneath 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'. The whole film is a satire on the current political situation in American (Conservatives and Trump), the worldwide condition of drug use (with special emphasis on the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and his unusual approach to 'curing' the drug problem: by KILLING drug lords and junkies!!), the importance of the media to all - including the bad guys - and the coming prevalence of drones and robots in warfare / crime. Whoever wrote this --(I'm too lazy to find that out...) is rather clever and most of it will probably go over the heads of all those who are not news savvy. You know, those people who NEVER pick up a newspaper or watch TV news shows. But who cares about them, right? They'll think this gem of an action-satire is too long and / or too unrealistic. But for those in the know this movie will have you laughing out loud and nodding your head in agreement with it's political / social viewpoint.
Well done, whoever made this movie! Can't wait until the next one!
I'm George Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet so now it's just all over the damn place. Anyway I used to work in comic books, animation, and TV advertising storyboarding. Now I'm returning to comics again with the start of this website. Check the site ledger on the Home Page (Graphic Storytelling.com and Gallery subheadings listings) for samples of my artwork. Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zombieracer for satirical jokes and political commentary (it's where I chill at).