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Trailer Review: The King’s Man (2020)

As someone who has thoroughly enjoyed both of the Kingsman films released so far, I have been excited at the developments of the franchise, branching out even to a Statesman TV series. However, the next project is a prequel, titled The King’s Man. I have been hesitant about this particular project, mainly because it is a prequel and will not feature any of the characters that we know and love to this date. Check out the trailer for The King’s Man below and then check out my first reaction.

The King’s Man synopsis: As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in THE KING’S MAN.”
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl

This film, like the two previous films in the Kingsman series, is also going to be directed by Matthew Vaughn. I think it is great that the same director is looking after this film, as I have previously enjoyed both films to date. I know people have had problems with The Golden Circle being a little bit too silly and weird, but I like how bold these films are with their choices. They are great fun and meant to be a light twist on the spy genre.

This film does seem to be turning down the humour, which is a smart move to potentially get more people back on board with the franchise. It also makes sense, as this film seems to focus on a war aspect, meaning it needs to take a more serious approach. However, Vaughn has not lost the action scenes here. Kingsman is known to have some of the greatest action scenes in film in the past few years, and everyone who has seen the church scene will agree with me on that one. This one looks to take the action up a notch, and I am excited to see how far they will go.

The acting as usual looks superb, especially from Fiennes. Whilst there is little information about the characters and the plot, I can already see an Eggsy/Galahad relationship form with the two main characters here. The British charm is also clear here, which is another part of what makes these films work so well. I was already looking forward to this film, but this trailer has made me feel more at ease at the idea of the prequel being used so early.

What did you make of this trailer? Are you a fan of the Kingsman franchise already, or has this trailer gotten you excited to see it? Comment down below and let’s have a conversation.

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