Newcomer Taron Egerton leads an absolutely awesome cast in what can only be classified as a loving tribute to James Bond and the spy movies of yesteryear. Director Mathew Vaughn and his relationship with comic creator Mark Millar has proved to be a very worthwhile collaboration that keeps giving movie fans great movies. What started with Kick Ass and has continued with Kingsman will hopefully lead to more of these balls to the wall action films that have just as much heart and story as blood and guts. I personally think the thing that makes these films work is how you grow to love the characters and the situations they find themselves in. More than once in the film I found myself thinking of parts of Eggsy I could relate to, such as how he had a family, how he was misunderstood and how he reacted the way many of us would in extreme situations. Mark my words I know we have not heard the last from Taron Egerton. This cast is really made up of a who’s who of the acting community Michael Caine, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Samuel L. Jackson. It really is hard to say much more about this film without giving too much away. I give Kingsman: The Secret Service five stars out of five.
Finally my number one favorite Christmas film of all time is a newer one that I didn’t grow up with and I know some people don’t care for, Love Actually. This movie caught me off guard and is not the kind of movie I normally go for because I don’t like lovey dovey chick flicks but this one has got so much going on that I love about it. Like the story line featuring Colin Firth and the one featuring Liam Neeson and the little kid. Really telling you all the reasons I love this film would be really hard because I think that this is the only film of this kind that has really been done right. Love Actually gets five out of five stars.