Is Kingsman the most Conservative comedy of this Century?

Contemptuous of women and the working class, with an environmentalist baddie and an establishment hero, like James Bond…

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World leaders have been exploding a lot lately.

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Mark Millar on Kingsman: ‘I was seeing so many demonised housing estate characters’

That last point demands to be repeated: the world-threatening villain of Kingsman is a climate change activist.

League of gentlemen: Kingsman and Britain’s posh-boy spies

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This curiously disengaged sentiment runs throughout a surprising number of the film’s overwhelmingly positive reviews.

Samuel L Jackson: ‘I create characters — it keeps me from being me all day’

These things are very meaningful: just because a film acts as if it doesn’t take itself seriously isn’t an indication that this is the case.



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Peter Moore

Peter has lived in New York, Los Angeles and London working in the music, film and TV industries for over three decades helping creators realize their vision.