You All Talk So Funny

So, Matthew Vaughn is back with another film based on a comic book (following X-Men First Class and Kick Ass). But really, aside from Layer Cake and maybe Stardust, I haven't been wowed by his films. They lack any sort of personal flair: they all just seem like so much of the same bland thing that others are doing.

This film is Kingsman: The Secret Service, based on the comic by Mark Millar, which means it'll lack any subtly at all. The film stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mark Strong, so it's not wanting for cast, but neither have any of Vaughn's films. The premise (which is really just a British, spy version of Wanted) has promise, but I suspect it'll just be another loud action film. Of course, going back to his British spy film roots might make this output of Vaughn's worth watching. We'll have to wait until the fall to see.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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