By Dr. Zaius
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 8:00 pm
This is NOT the Honest Trailer for James Bond. It’s not. Seriously, I’m not joking. That is the basic gist of this today’s Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies. Now, in full disclosure, I have yet to see the film despite great reviews from friends and critics alike, so all of this was new to me, and YES I want to see the movie even more after watching this… but yeah, it looks a lot like a hipper, younger James Bond. The film stars of all people, Oscar Winner Colin Firth training a young British bad boy (Taron Egerton), and helping him become a part of an underground spy organization, bent on taking down supervillains with the help of awesome gadgets and cool guns… just like a bloody, cursing James Bo… oh forget it.
Watch the Honest Trailer below.
Aside from about twenty Bond references, the other main commentary from narrator Jon Bailey is that the movie straight up came out of nowhere. I remember seeing the preview and thinking “Ehhh, maybe on Netflix”. But everyone including my 11-year son said it was “Bleeping awesome!” Although when broken down, it really does seem like a Bond movie. I guess at this point though, any British spy-movie would seem like Bond. They even do side-by-side views comparing characters to the Bond-versions and”¦ it’s a little freaky. Having not seen the movie”¦ what the hell is up with the shooting the dog part!?
Starring, the Kingman’s Speech (Firth), Stanley Tucci-ish (Mark Strong, who looks a lot like Stanley Tucci!), and Thamuel L. Jackthson (a play on SLJ’s ridiculous “Daffy Duck meets Mike Tyson” accent in the film). Alternate title – Kings – Man that Movie Came Out of Nowhere.
Screen Junkies currently have near 4.7 million subscribers and release a new Honest Trailer every Tuesday. Kingsman: The Secret Service is available on DVD and Blu-Ray, and on Amazon Instant Video for $4.99 rental. I’m going to check this one out ASAP. A sequel is already in the works according to director Matthew Vaughn.