(This review may contain spoilers).
One thing I particularly liked about this movie, that seems like a minor thing, was that Tilde was a much more developed character. It was good to see that she and Eggsy stayed together…though I noticed she seemed to have lost her accent between the first film and the second, at least in part.
Even though this movie was more intense than the first one, it was good there were some elements of humour. I also really liked seeing more of Merlin in this movie. There were a few good elements of foreshadowing involving him and it was particularly good to see his interactions with Eggsy.
Like the first movie, this one was quite over the top in parts. But it was good that there was still that human element. Even though he acted more refined, Eggsy hadn’t changed so much as to be unrecognisable. However, I was disappointed not to see anything of Eggsy’s mother and sister. What happened to them? They weren’t even mentioned.
While it was interesting to see the contrasts between the Kingsman and their American counterparts, I felt some of the technology was more far-fetched than others. While that did allow for the resurrection of one character, it was still difficult to suspend my disbelief.
Despite those problems, I did very much enjoy this movie and being able to see more of the characters. Even though there were a lot of light-hearted moments, there was also a lot that was serious and really resonated with me.
This was a film I wouldn’t mind watching again and it’s one I might very well buy on DVD very quickly when it comes out. It was a lot of fun to watch and there were some really cool fight scenes along with good scenes of character development.