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Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Fig.1 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Movie Poster
Matthew Vaughn'sKingsman: The Secret Service was one of the biggest surprises in 2014. By taking elements and clich├ęs from Spy Movies, particularly the James Bond series, it subverted them into an incredibly fun and fresh story, with interesting characters and a clear directing style. Unlike his 2010 film Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn returns to direct the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle - so does it live up to the original?
Fig.2 Eggsy (Played by Taron  Egerton)
It is due to the success of its predecessor that there is some added pressure on Vaughn to re-create something that feels just as new and memorable. Kingsman: The Golden Circle had far more expectation and anticipation in comparison to The Secret Service, which consequently means that it would be easy for some to feel disappointed. However, despite the roughly 2-hour 20-minute run time, there is a lot to enjoy here. While the first felt more like a Spy-parody, this feels m…

Review: It (2017)

Fig.1 It (2017) Movie Poster
In 1986, Stephen King's It was first published and was told through two narratives, which alternated between each other - one being focused on a group of kids from the 1950s, who refer to themselves as The Losers Club, and the other showing those same characters when they're 30 years older in the 1980s, and how each of them have "moved on" from what happened when they were young. In 1990, there was an American/Canadian adaptation that was in the form of a mini-series. That is an adaptation that has gained a cult following primarily due to Tim Curry's brilliantly haunting portrayal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Unlike that mini-series, this latest retelling focuses purely on the children, but excludes the adult storyline and has the children set in the 1980s, as opposed to the 1950s.
Fig.2 Sewer Scene
Without doubt, it is the chemistry within the Losers Club that make this an enjoyable watch. Each character has their own personality a…