It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
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If Adam Sandler and the Wayans Brothers teamed up to film "Art Movie: The Movie"
...this would be the result: a blender full of previously seen art house clichés eliciting an occasional laugh at how ridiculously stupid what just happened in front of your eyes is.
If your time is precious on Planet Earth, avoid at all costs. If you have no aim in life other than to be annoyed and irritated by passive spectacle, more power to you, you have found the motherload.
Some positive takeaways:
Jennifer Lawrence is so beautiful to stare at and ridiculously talented as an actress. Michell Pfieffer acts perfectly as the kind of toxic older woman we all should cut out of our lives. Ed Harris is a stellar man of mystery/genial stranger. Javier Bardem is a solid macho asshole/sociopath/narcissistic artist. Interesting claustrophobic camera work.
At least it didn't utilize the current lazy storytelling technique of untold minutes of AK-47s firing at random villains oh wait, it did....I was doing my best to wipe all memories of this experience from my mind.
Hey, at least the producers succeeded in suckering a bunch of us sheeple to fund their lavish lifestyles...just livin'...the dream.
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