Movie review: The King’s Man
- Published on Saturday, 18 December 2021 11:02
- Last Updated on 20 December 2021
- Monica Costa
The King’s Man is a 20th Century Fox prequel to the Kingsman series. It’s not a family film but a good watch for fans of the movies based on the Kingsman comics created by Mark Millar.
One man must race against time to stop history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds as they get together to plot a war that could wipe out millions of people and destroy humanity.
The King’s Man starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton and Rhys Ifans is a prequel to Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service from 2014 and its sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, from 2017, based on the Kingsman comics.
The Kingsman series is about an secret British spy organisation that works to keep the world safe from global threats. The King’s Man prequel takes place during the beginning of WWI.
The King’s Man is not a family film and is therefore not appropriate for children under the age of 15. The amount of unnecessary brutal violence would cause nightmares to a young child.
Ralph Fiennes gives an excellent performance as the King’s man, who supports his king through his independent ‘above the law’ secret agency. As the ultimate mad villain, Rhys Ifans as Rasputin is very good too.
All cast is very good and so is the story that mixes real historical facts that led to WW1 with fictional characters and plots. Having said that, I am not a huge fan of the series.
London mums rating: 6/10
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums