#71 - Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Posted July 28, 2015

With Brian away, Shaun fulfills Patreon supporter Nikole’s request for Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) with the help of returning guest David Shreve, founder of AudiencesEverywhere.net.

While superficially a fun, updated nod to the spy film genre, Matthew Vaughn’s film takes on or dances around a variety of issues, including how we define our sense of “evil” and the class structures that our societies can’t seem to shake. Shaun and Dave, naturally, find no lack of avenues through which to lead the discussion.

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn (screenplay); Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons (comic book)
Starring: Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson