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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Sequels are tricky. There are very few that are better than the first movie, and those movies are exceptional – The Godfather and Star Wars the original trilogy. Most sequels are not as good as the first movie, and one reason is the expectation. When the first movie is a surprise hit, like Kingsman The Secret Service was, this is a big issue. And this is why most of the reviews are not that welcoming to the Golden Circle sequel.

Now that we got that out of the way, this movie is really worth your time. It’s action packed, funny, ridiculous when it needs to be and sometimes dramatic. It’s James Bond on crack. Or not, considering that’s a major plot point. It also has an amazing villain in Julianne Moore.

Taron Egerton is perfectly able to carry the movie, he’s likeable, looks cool in any suit, even a velvet orange one, and fits the part of a bad boy turned hero.

Minor spoiler: there’s a cousin organisation in the US and the spies there are played by Magic Mike Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal. Major spoiler after the trailer.

So, they brought back Colin Firth’s character, even though he died in the first movie. Mark Strong’s Merlin has a fabulous death scene here, but….but could they make a trademark out of this and bring him back in the third movie? Pretty pretty please? He’s just too good! Enjoy!

Legend

LegendDaca Tom Hardy ar fi fost alt gen de om, as fi spus ca Legend e momeala lui pentru premiile Oscar. Nu a fost sa fie asa si nici ca-i pasa, pentru ca pe Tom Hardy il doare undeva de Oscaruri – nu a facut campanie anul asta, desi a fost nominalizat pentru rolul din The Revenant.

Legend este un film cu mafioti bazat, cum altfel, pe o poveste adevarata. Doi frati gemeni, Reggie si Ronnie Kray, cu personalitati si manierisme extrem de diferite, s-au ridicat incet si sigur in cadrul mafiei londoneze. Tom Hardy ii interpreteaza pe amandoi si este cu adevarat exceptional – probabil singurul motiv palpabil sa vedrti filmul, si unul suficient.

Legend

E mai antrenant decat Black Mass si are chiar si momente comice, insa atmosfera e mai bine realizata in celalalt – pacat, Londra e un oras mai frumos decat Boston. Reggie e fost boxer si, desi violent in general, este foarte delicat cu Frances (Emily Browning), fata sensibila pe care o face sa se indragosteasca de el. Fratele ei, Colin Morgan (Merlin) si mama ei nu incurajeaza relatia, mai ales ca Frances are o personalitate “delicata”, insa fata nu asculta de ei si se marita cu Reggie.

Ronnie, pe de alta parte, este un sociopat in toata regula. E nevoie de mita si santaj ca Reggie sa il scoata de la psihiatrie. In plus, mai este si homosexual declarat, fapt deosebit de dificil in anii ’50. Mi s-a parut interesant sa-l vad pe Taron Egerton in rolul unuia dintre amantii lui, incep sa cred ca Taron e noul “british boy” de urmarit.

LegendAlte aparitii importante sunt Christopher Eccleston in rolul politistului care ii urmarreste, Paul Bettany in rolul sefului gastii adverse, Chazz Palminteri drept reprezentantul mafiei din Las Vegas si David Thewlis in rolul contabilului fratilor.

Reggie are si afaceri legale si incerca sa se indrepte tot mai mult spre acest lucru, pe cand Ronnie vrea sa fie in continuare o echipa de mercenari, lucru care ii va dezbina la final. Filmul merita timpul investit, mai ales datorita performantei lui Hardy. Enjoy!