Quando abbiamo pubblicato le prime immagini ed il trailer del nuovo film di Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class) non ci aspettavamo molto.
Il film, interpretato da Colin Firth, Michael Caine e Samuel L.Jackson, sembrava solo l’ennesimo pasticcio tra Bond e Sciarada. Lo spostamento da novembre a febbraio nella data d’uscita aveva poi aumentato lo scetticismo.
Ed invece le prime recensioni sembrano essere piuttosto confortanti. Il film è una versione più umoristica della classica spy story inglese, gustosa, croccante e scanzonata al punto giusto.
Secondo Peter Debruge di Variety: For those who think James Bond has gotten a little too serious in his old age, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ brings the irreverence back to the British spy genre, offering a younger, streetwise variation on the 007 formula while gleefully pushing audiences’ favorite elements — sartorial taste, killer toys and cracked-out supervillains — to hyperbolic extremes.
Per The Hollywood Reporter: As he did in ‘X-Men: First Class,’ director Matthew Vaughn strikes an energetic balance between cartoonish action and character-driven drama, though the tinge here is darker, with a story that hinges on matters of climate change, the insidiousness of technology and the class divide.
Secondo il serioso The Guardian: Vaughn and Goldman are working off a comic book by Mark Millar, who also provided source material for their similar (but hardly as clever) Kick-Ass. Millar, whose Marvel Ultimates comics, some argue, form the spine of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, continues to find virtue in very basic, adolescent “could you just imagine if?” narrative exploration […] Verisimilitude is frequently traded in for a rich laugh. The action scenes delight with shock humour. It’s violent, but not gory, ready-made for word balloons reading “OOOF” or “KRAKOOM”. This movie is so alive that few will roll their eyes at the message – one that says a true gentleman’s virtue comes from within, and not their accent.