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Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Review

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Budget Unknown – 2 hours and 21 minutes

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle
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Eggsy a.k.a. Galahad walks out of the Kingsman Tailor shop to see Charlie, a former Kingsman trainee.  Before Eggsy can blink the two are in a full octane fight that becomes fatal.  However, Eggsy makes it out but leaves Charlie’s robotic are behind.  The arm is remotely operated by Poppy, who uses it to hack into the Kingsman and get all of their locations.  In a few keystrokes Poppy kill all but 2 Kingsmen.  The Doomsday Protocol is activated and leads the surviving members to a bottle of Statesman Whiskey.  That bottle is a one-way ticket to Kentucky, USA.

In the forest of Cambodia, sits the richest woman in the world, Poppy.  However, Poppy is angry because she doesn’t have freedom or fame.  Poppy believes that the world should know she is the most successful woman in the world.  So why don’t they know? Because she is the biggest drug dealer in the world.  Now, Poppy will change that.  She has laced all her drugs with a poison.   The poison has 4 stages:

  1. A Blue Rash – spread throughout the entire body
  2. Mania – dancing and laughing hysterically
  3. Paralysis – frozen in place
  4. Death – once the paralysis hits the throat, breathing will cease (this happens within 12 hours of stage 3)

Poppy has an antidote, but for a price.  First, she wants all drugs to be legal.  So, she can be admired and respected for being a great businesswoman.  Second, Poppy and all her minions will get full immunity. What is the point of success, if you don’t have freedom.  If the president complies, her drones will release the antidote all over the world.  Eggsy and the Statesman will need to work together to take Poppy down.

Based on the comic series, The Secret Service: Kingsman, this movie is funny, twisted, and action heavy (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  Most movies use action to deflect from a lack of script, but this is not the case with Kingsman.  The script is strong, new and interesting characters are introduced, a deeper connection is made with old characters, and jokes are well placed.  It does help to see the first movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service, before seeing this movie (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  You will see a lot of references to the first movie and extended jokes.  Now the only downfall was the increase of CGI enhancement to the fights.  Of course, some CGI would be necessary.  However, it felt like the CGI was more relied upon than the last film.  It takes away from the overall feel.  This movie is a steal at the full price and no need to stay after the credits.  After this movie, you will look at hamburgers, butterflies, lassos, and Cameo’s Word Up in a whole new light (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  Enjoy and don’t be HKLP.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

I seem to remember from your training you were really good at holding your breath – Merlin

If you save the world, well you know what that means – Tilde

You miss him too. Don’t you, Mr. Pickles – Eggsy

Welcome to the Golden Circle – Poppy

Best agent or best friend – Lancelot

Why are you telling me about your shoes – Harry

Sorry for your troubles – Champagne

Don’t worry darling. What happens in Italy, stays in Italy – Charlie

What did I miss – Tequila

From now on Tequila, I suggest you stick to booze – Ginger Ale

What have you done to me – Elton John

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Detroit – Review

Detroit – Budget of $30 million – 2 hours and 23 minutes

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Detroit
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Several days after a police sting became a full-blown riot in the streets of Detroit, Melvin Dismukes is hired as a security guard for a grocery store.  He is asked to protect it from looters and bombers.  Larry (from the singing group the Dramatics) and his bodyguard Fred are trying to find some fun at their hotel.  Their show was canceled because the riot was approaching the theater.  Karen and Julie are visiting from Ohio and decide to stay at a local hotel and hang out.  Larry and Fred see Karen and Julie and spark a conversation.  The women invite the guys to Karen’s friend’s hotel to eat.  Karen’s friend Carl is sick of the police and makes his feelings known to them.  Then, he pulls out a pistol as an example.   He fires a shot, only to have his friends laugh at the fours shocked expression.  He is just holding a starter pistol.  All girls and guys go to separate rooms in the hotel for the night, but Carl fires the start pistol a few more times, which trigger the local police to look for the shooter.  When the police get to the hotel, they start shooting.  Everyone inside the hotel ducks for cover.  At the end of the movie, there will be 3 dead bodies, 2 sides to the story, and fateful ruling that will follow these men and women forever.

This one is a hard pill to swallow.  You will constantly wonder what more can happen and how will everyone get out of this.  First, the deaths could have been easily prevented several times by the State Police or the National Guard.  But both decided to leave it to the local police in order to avoid a civil rights matter.  Secondly, an officer, who was accused of committing a bad shooting early that day, should have been removed from the job.   Now, you are probably thinking, ‘What about the starter pistol’.  Well, you need to see the movie for that.  This is not for the faint of heart.  It covers a lot of tough topics that hit home today.  However, interviews from those who lived it running during the credits could have made it better.  While there are no “heroes” in the classic sense, there are anti-heroes.  Not villains, but anti-heroes.  The people who survive the night, by doing what’s necessary.

I give it a 4.5 out of 5

Change is coming – Congressmen Conyers

Jesus Christ, I’m sorry – Phillip Krauss

Is he black? I didn’t know.  I’m color blind – Karen

I’m not gonna cause any trouble, but I’m not gonna lie down either – Greene

I know I’m overqualified but I need a job – Larry

I think you have the wrong house – Frank

I didn’t do this – Dismukes

They can’t tell where it’s coming from – Carl

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