"Kingsman: The Secret Service" Trailer Spotlights Action and Comedy

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

The spies are back in business... in Hollywood, that is. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has a strong television following, Scorpion is kicking off, "The Equalizer" is debuting in theaters, and the original series starring Edward Woodward is also getting a full-series release. And that's just scratching the surface.

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" is a blending of James Bond with "Men in Black." Colin Firth is Harry Hart, a seasoned spy and man of action. Taron Egerton is Eggsy, a young delinquent in whom Harry sees untapped potential. And Samuel L. Jackson gets to play the bad guy, Valentine (not the one in "The Mortal Instruments" but a different one), a little bit more unbalanced than his "Mr. Glass" portrayal in "Unbreakable."

What we end up here is something of the comedic spy thriller with some over-the-top action. Firth hooking the coffee mug with the umbrella is least believable thing about what the umbrella is capable of doing -- and we love that! "Kingsman: The Secret Service" isn't probably going to be one of our "must see" flicks of 2015, but it's definitely going to be one of our "fun to see" flicks.

Grade: 
4.0 / 5.0