The second official trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service has made me all but forget about the release date being delayed to the dumping fields of February. I'm sure they had their reasons, but I'm confident they weren't because the film was garbage. Besides, after The Lego Movie improved the month's pedigree this year, maybe it's not that shabby of a time after all.
Colin Firth plays a secret agent who decides to recruit a troublesome yet promising hoodlum played relative newcomer Taron Egerton (he's been on some British TV shows) in Kingsman. The film is adapted from the comic series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, directed for the screen by Matthew Vaughn. Vaughn is no stranger to bringing comics to the silver screen with both X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass under his belt, the latter also an original work by Mark Millar.
This is a promising trailer for fans of the action comedies, with all the training and gadgetry we've come to expect. It hooks us in by letting an early scene play out wherein Firth is beginning his vetting process of Egerton, only to be interepted by the candidate's hommies. "Manners maketh man," Firth remark before proceeding to kick the entire gang's arses right there in the bar with all the slo-mo mojo that'd make the Wachowski Siblings and Guy Ritchie (Vaughn's colleague) cheer in unison. It's reminiscent of Kick-Ass, though noticeable bloodless. I imagine this one might be aiming for a PG-13 rating.
The audition process begins in a rather Men in Black-like way, some of us will probably be groaning when Egerton appears to be outmatched but surprises everyone with his inner skills. There's a fun mix of supporting characters: Mark Hamill, Michael Caine, Mark Strong and Samuel L. Jackson playing Samuel L. Jackson as the villain. A bit too much of the action is show, but that can be said for every trailer theses days.
Kingsman: The Secret Service hits theaters on February 13th, 2015 (same week as Fifty Shades of Grey...). What do you think of this trailer and the talent involved? Have you read the Millar/Gibbons' comic? Tell all in the comments below.