Whats It About?
A spy agency takes on a cocky-but-promising young kid and tries to mold him from street hoodlum to spy while coming up against a global threat from a deranged tech genius.
Whos In It?
Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill
I wasn’t sure how to feel about this movie upon seeing its first trailer, but the stellar cast alone has been enough to peak my interest. Adapted from a Mark Millar penned graphic novel, it is certainly no coincidence that this movie has a very Kick Ass-meets Lucky Number Slevin-meets-Bond vibe to its presentation, thanks to director/writer Matthew Vaughn and his partner in writing crime Jane Goldman-who have collaborated on such successful projects as ‘Kick Ass’, ‘XMen First Class’ and ‘Stardust’.
Millar’s comics have a great success rate being adapted to film, so I hope to see this one follow suite. It has all of the right elements-Colin Firth in gorgeous suits, cool weapons, explosions, Sam Jackson yelling with a weird lisp- what more do you need?
Now we just have to hope that it delivers on its promise to meld action, fun and good old British charm-and that it makes more money than that other movie coming out this weekend about expensive suits and violent toys. Heh hem.
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