STARRING: GEMMA ARETERTON, RALPH FIENNES, RHYS IFANS, HARRIS DICKINSON, STANLEY TUCCI, MATTHEW GOODE, AARON TAYLOR JONHSON, DJIMON HOUNSOU, ALEXANDER SHAW, ALEXANDRA LARA
DIRECTOR: MATTHEW VAUGHN
RELEASE DATE: December 22nd, 2021
The King’s Man is the third installment to the Kingsman film series. This series is based off of the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. This particular movie tells how this secret agency began. The series has released some great movies in the past on this particular fictional agency. The King’s Man, thus far, has grossed $125.9 million worldwide.
The beginning of the movie takes place in 1902 in South Africa with Orlando Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) and Emily Oxford (Alexandra Lara), traveling to a concentration camp in South Africa to bring help from the Red Cross during the Second Boer War. While they are at a camp, it is attacked and Emily is fatally wounded. With Emily dead, Orlando is left to raise their young son Conrad (Harrison Dickinson) alone with the help of his butler Shola (Djimon Hounsou) and maid Polly (Gemma Arterton).
Twelve years later, Orlando has formed a private spy network consisting of domestic servants employed by the world’s most powerful hierarchy in which he recruited his own servants Shola and Polly. The reason for this group is to protect the British Empire from the Great War. Conrad is ready to fight for his country but Orlando is adamant that he doesn’t due to a promise that he gave Emily right before she died.
This movie takes a while to get to the actual point of how the King’s Man came to be but the wait was worth it. I do believe that this should have been the first movie to debut for the film series but it answered any lingering questions that anyone may have had from the previous two films. The King’s Man is extremely detailed and because of this its run time was 2 hours and 11 minutes. Overall, this was a good way to end the film series.