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.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 was not everything it should have been. While I enjoyed the Sam Raimi Spiderman films they were not as good as the first Amazing Spiderman film. This film felt like it was part of another Spiderman franchise. The tone from the first to the second films was way the hell off, plus, there was the fact that they had way to many villains. If you can only do one right don’t do three. I also felt like the relationship between Harry and Peter was very rushed feeling. Out of nowhere in one scene they go from estranged friends to best buddies. With all the negatives I have just brought up, you are likely wondering, did I like anything about it? The answer to that is yes, I did I still love the cast of this film, they feel like the right Spiderman cast and some of the story elements are ok but not great. The CGI is pretty amazing, though all in all, The Amazing Spiderman 2 gets three stars out of five.