Implausible ‘Kingsman’ Sequel Action-Packed

Hunter David, Staff Reporter

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He will do anything to make Poppy happy, even if that includes throwing his friend into a meat grinder and eating a hamburger composed of his friend’s body.

Poppy is the drug queen of the world. Her goal is to poison people by putting it in drugs and blackmailing global leaders to legalize drugs. She is the only one who holds the antidote. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is a sequel to the original movie, “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

The sequel’s setting, characters, theme, and overall lack of realism make the film appear to be over the top and trying too hard.

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” as many different settings, some of which include Louisville, Kentucky; London, England; “Poppyland,” Cambodia; and the French Alps. The settings make the film enjoyable; however, it still doesn’t work.  

The irregularities I see with this movie are being able to survive gunshot wounds to the head, people being poisoned and turning blue, robotic dogs and arms that will tear people to shreds, and forcing someone to eat a human hamburger.”

In Kentucky they have men riding around on horses and swinging lassos. London is hit with a terrorist attack and houses are decimated, but nobody seems to notice. Cambodia is the only realistic location.

The characters are what make the film. Once again, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is masterful in his depiction of a young spy. He was cut from the team in the first movie, but after saving the world, he got a spot on the roster. He is designated the world saver because everything he does relates to saving the world.

His mentor, Merlin (Mark Strong), is like a father figure to Eggsy. Once they make it to Kentucky, they meet up with the statesmen — Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, Jeff Bridges, and Halle Berry. Finally you have Poppy (Julianne Moore), the evil drug queen.

There are multiple themes throughout the film, most involving love. The love that Eggsy has for his girlfriend, family and his old partner, Galihad, is extremely evident. Another theme, like every other spy movie, is that the villain is trying to take over the world and the superhero must save the day.

The biggest problem with the film is that it is entirely implausible. It is physically impossible for a person to poison the entire world through drugs. The movie speculates that 70 percent of the world is poisoned by the drug-laced marijuana synthesized by Poppy.

It is also unrealistic for any world leader to negotiate with a terrorist who lives in the woods of Cambodia. The irregularities I see with this movie are being able to survive gunshot wounds to the head, people being poisoned and turning blue, robotic dogs and arms that will tear people to shreds, and forcing someone to eat a human hamburger.

These are just a few of the oddities that simply would not happen.

Overall, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is an action-packed film with excitement and an interesting plot; however, the film is highly implausible and tries to do too much. I recommend seeing the film, but I would not take it too seriously.

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