The King’s Man

The King's Man (2021) - IMDb

 The King’s Man is the most serious of the movies so far. That being said there are still jokes and they’re actually quite funny. I say that it’s the most serious of the series mostly because of the setting. It serves as a prequel to the previous movies and is set before and during World War 1. This movie is a lot of fun even in spite of the serious setting and subject matter.

The King’s Man has most of the same creative team as the previous movies except for the cowriter of the movie. Karl Gajdusek is the cowriter for the movie rather than Jane Goldman. That might be the reason for the more serious tone. Which works well for the content. If the two different sets of Kingsman movies can keep the same cowriters, I think they’ll keep the distinct feels I think they can keep them going.

The cast for The King’s Man is so much fun. A lot of the actor get to do so much more action stuff than I’m used to seeing them do. It stars, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance. This is the most action that I’ve ever seen Ralph Fiennes do in any of his roles. The same goes for Gemma Arterton, but I’ve seen very few of her roles. This was also the first role that I’ve seen Matthew Goode in in a long time.

The King’s Man basically tells the story of the beginning of The Kingsman Agency. We were told a loose description in the first movie, but this offers more details. You learn the backstory to the codenames as well. There’s also the setup for a sequel to this movie at the end.

The stunt people that worked on this movie are amazing. The fight choreographer is also just amazing as well. The series is known for the amazing fights, but one of the fights is one of the most visually interesting fights I’ve seen since the church fight in the first Kingsman. The music by Matthew Margeson and Dominic Lewis is fantastic. The score elevates certain scenes to a whole other level.

The King’s Man is a fantastic continuation of the franchise while also showing where it started. I hope that the series continues alternating between prequels and sequels. I don’t know how feasible that is, but I would hope it could be done for a short time. I can say that I think you should see this in theaters. I give The King’s Man 9 tarts out of 10.

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