Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Matthew Vaughn does not mess around: his film has a silly concept and it wears that fact on its sleeves. The plot is serviceable enough (despite a somewhat weak villain), just what is necessary to move things along between action scenes; the universe expansion is expected (this being a sequel, after all) and handled with a wink. The action scenes are short, over-the-top, but have a surprising clarity to them, thanks both to Eddie Hamilton’s editing work and cinematographer George Richmond’s images. Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson smartly incorporate in their score undertones of a certain famous theme. The acting is fine, appropriate for what it’s supposed to be: Julianne Moore can’t do much with an underwritten and uninteresting villain, but she does what she can; Colin Firth brings the proper aplomb and disconcert; Taron Egerton is fine.
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