THE KING’S MAN (2021) Reviews and overview

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The King’s Man is a 2021 action-adventure spy film about the first intelligence agency in the early years of the 20th century; together they must stand against a cabal plotting a global war to wipe out millions.

The film serves as a prequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) both directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Argylle; X-Men: First Class; Layer Cake) from a screenplay co-written with Karl Gajdusek, based on Vaughn’s story and the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

Plot:

As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man and his protégé must race against time to stop them…

Reviews:

The King’s Man is a wonderful, surprising triumph, its climax leading to the proper formation of Oxford’s Kingsman Organisation itself and the enticing mid-credits promise of a sequel that poor box office might well have put paid to. But to be honest, we’d rather see more of this iteration of the Kingsman than another loud and laddish outing for Taron Egerton’s Eggsy and crew.” Starburst

Release date and previous delays:

The King’s Man was released on December 22, 2021.

Previously, it was delayed from November 15, 2019, to February 14, 2020. Then delayed again to September 18, 2020, then again to February 12, 2021, and then again to August 2021, then finally to

Cast and characters:

Matthew Goode … Captain Morton
Ralph Fiennes … Duke of Oxford
Gemma Arterton … Polly
Rhys Ifans … Rasputin
Stanley Tucci … Merlin
Aaron Taylor-Johnson … Lee Unwin
Daniel Brühl … Erik Jan Hanussen
Charles Dance … General Kitchener
Tom Hollander … George V / Wilhelm II / Nicholas II
Djimon Hounsou … Shola

Filming:

Principal photography began on 22nd January 2019 in the United Kingdom. In April 2019, some scenes were shot in Turin and Venaria Reale in Italy.

Trailer:

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