Saturday, 16 December 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Blu-ray

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Blu-ray

Fox Home Entertainment


Running Time
141 minutes


Where to Purchase


Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge when their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage. Their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, and in a new adventure, these two elite, secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy. Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, with Elton John and Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges.

Blu-ray Special Features

KINGSMAN: INSIDE THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (Multi-chaptered Documentary)
  • Distilling The Story: Kingsman Returns
  • Trafficker, Tailor, Southerner, Spy
  • Poppy’s Special Guest: Elton John
  • Nefarious Lairs & High-Falutin’ Headquarters
  • Suited And Booted
  • Weapons of Choice
  • Brothers In Arms
  • Doomsday Protocol: Visual Effects
  • End Game
Black Cab Chaos: Anatomy of a Killer Chase
Kingsman Archives
  • Concept Art: Sets, Costumes (36 Images)
  • Stills: Behind The Scenes, Sets, Props, The Cast (52 Images) 

My Thoughts

It's seems like Kingsman: The Golden Circle (the sequel to 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service) was playing in theaters only a few weeks ago. Oh, wait a minute, it was! The movie was released to theaters on September 22nd, so I'm a surprised the film is being released to Blu-ray less than three months later. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it still made nearly $400 million at the box-office, and a third film is already being planned.

The first film was a sleeper box-office hit in 2014. For me, the movie fell under the radar until I stumbled upon it on HBO last year. I thought it was a fun action-action flick, so my expectations for the sequel were a bit high, and for the most part I wasn't disappointed with it. No, it's not as good as the first film, but sequels are rarely better than the originals.

Kingsman: The Golden Circles centers on Eggsy (played by Taron Egerton) and Merlin (played by Mark Strong) heading to Texas after the Kingsman headquarters in England is destroyed. They make an alliance with their cousin-like USA spy organization called Statesman, which is lead by Champagne "Champ" (played by Jeff Bridges), so they can stop Poppy Adams (played by Julianne Moore), a crazed druglord who has put a deadly toxin in the majority of recreational drugs around the world.

Eggy and Merlin teams up with Harry Hart (played by Colin Firth), who survived being shot in the eye in the first film, and the Stateman agents Jack Daniels (played by Pedro Pascal) and Ginger Ale (played by Halle Berry), so they can once again save the world.

Overall, Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a fun, action-packed, thrill-ride from beginning to end. There were a few things I didn't like in the film, such as a not-to-named character from the first film being killed off at the very beginning of the sequel, but none of these things took away the enjoyment of the film for me.

The picture and sound quality on the Blu-ray disc are excellent. There are over 2 hours of special features and extras.

*I received a complimentary copy from Fox Home Entertainment. All opinions are my own.

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