So, one 2015 spy comedy has already failed: “Mortdecai” with Johnny Depp, which flopped hard last weekend (here’s our review). Now, another one also arrives just a few weeks later, but apparently has good buzz. Yep, despite being pushed from last fall to February of this year — not the best augur — “Kingsman: The Secret Service” has received great reviews (including our own). So it’s a witty, 007-type thing, but supposedly it’s also entertaining, has kick-ass action, and doesn’t feature the lame-duck humor that sunk “Mortdecai.” Here’s the official synopsis:
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn (“Kick Ass”) — Vaughn also wrote the script with trusty writer Jane Goldman — the movie stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine. ‘Kingsman’ opens nationwide on February 13. Watch the new Super Bowl spot below, along with a new clip and featurette.