With the release of Kingsman: the Golden Circle less than a month away, a new TV spot has been released leaning on the differences in style between the British spy organization and their American counterparts, the Statesman.
Director Matthew Vaughn, who typically has not returned for sequels for even his most successful films (Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), decided to come back for the sequel to 2015's Kingsman: the Secret Service. It appears that Vaughn came back for a good reason, as the trailers and TV spots for Kingsman: the Golden Circle pull no punches as the sequel to one of the most purely entertaining films of the last five years. Bringing back most of the major cast members of the first film (Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, and Colin Firth), the highlights of the footage so far have been the introduction of great American performers like Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum and Halle Berry in what appear to be supremely over-the-top, scenery-chewing roles.
The latest TV spot released for the spy sequel leans on the differences between the old and new cast, in particular the differences in operation between the Kingsman and the Statesman, their American cousins. In the middle is Julianne Moore's Poppy, head of the Golden Circle who orders the total annihilation of the Kingsman. With their backs up against the wall, the Brits have no choice but to take solace with the Americans as they try and defeat the evil organization. This promo, released onto the YouTube page of distributing company 20th Century Fox, focuses on the adjustment that Eggsy and the rest of the surviving Kingsman will have to make in this sequel working with the severe cultural differences of the Statesman, who are described as "overcompensating" in their bombastic ways.
Gone in this sequel are the prim and proper ways so familiar to those of British high-fashion and class, replaced with a more casual but still bad-ass approach to crime fighting. The Statesman roll around in pick-up trucks instead of fancy cars, are more likely to wear a cowboy outfit than a classy suit, and carry huge double barrel shotguns instead of the more subtle pistols that the Kingsman prefer. This clash will surely make for some great moments of "fish out of water" comedy, as though both teams are focused on saving the world from a greater threat, they certainly have much different ways of achieving that goal.
Most importantly, Kingsman: the Golden Circle seems to be promising even more of the ludicrous, violent and a bit raunchy fun that endeared so many moviegoers to the first film two years ago. The action sequences look crisp and well-choreographed, making good use of bullet-time slow motion and the different fighting styles of each character. In particular, despite being not being of the bigger names in the cast, Pedro Pascal appears to be a threat to steal the show with his deadly lasso and authentic American pick-up truck. We'll see if Kingsman: the Golden Circle can live up to the potential it has when it hits theaters next month.
Source: 20th Century Fox
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