Of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Review

Kingsman Golden Circle

Its been close to 3 years since the last Kingsman movie (my review Of sorts for it is can be found here: Kingsman Secret Service)

Finally got round to watching the sequel; released 22 September 2017. (where have I been?)

The events in the movie are about a year after the prequel, but to be honest after a three year wait I had forgotten the characters or what t expect I simply remembered I found the previous movie hilarious so I decided hey lets watch it…..

Check out the movie trailer:

Movie trailers can be so misleading and this is one of those cases where the trailer makes you expect so much more, than what you actually get; click bait.

Kingsman: The Golden circle opens with an action sequence which comes with a taxi ride fight scene, with a man with a robotic arm, a three car guns blazing chase climaxing into a fiery smart missile explosive device  thingie… cooling of with a plunge into a sewer so as not miss an important birthday dinner date……

In a plot reminiscent of Johnny English meets Get Smart meets James Bond; the entire Kingsman operatives get eliminated leaving only two agents Eggsy (Galahad) and Merlin to run “The Doomsday Protocol“; which is basically getting help from their hitherto unknown American counterparts known as Statesman.

kingsman meet statesman

If you ask me they should have named the film Kingsman: Meet The Statesman. Whilst the Kingsman are into the tailoring business as cover with a penchant for code names from Knights of the Round Table; Merlin; Galahad; Lancelot; the Statesman went into the whiskey making business and code names are somewhat alcohol based Champagne but call him Champ, Ginger Ale; Whiskey and Agent Tequila.

A couple of comic scenes highlight the differences in demure between the bespoke tailored British agents and their whiskey quaffing American agents but overally its mostly that dry British humor.

Keeping up in the spirit of having a villain whose absurd plans make sense albeit in a weird way; the villain this time is Miss Poppy an underground drug cartel boss

who is poppy adams

Who is Poppy Adams?

Intelligent, ambitious, ruthless, lacks empathy, superficial charm.

All the elements of a great CEO.

Or a psychopath.

…. who would hold the whole world at ransom for drugs to be legalized

Poppy, would you

pass the sugar, please?

POPPY: “Okay. But it’s really bad for you. Eight times more addictive than cocaine. Five times more likely to cause death.

But it’s legal… so, you go ahead.

Knock yourself out……”

…….I want freedom.

I want fame.

Our profits were 250 billion dollars last year. I am the most successful businesswoman in the world, but nobody knows who I am.”

I am not sure if the movie supports drug culture or not it seems to toe the line between saying drugs are evil drug users are criminals and that some are victims of circumstances

What I loved most about the first Kingsman was its highly quotable quips. In The Golden Circle there are not that many quips and at a length of 2hours 21 minutes the scenes tend to drag on, to the next outlandish action with the signature disturbing violence which earns it an R rating. You can’t help feel like they mashed up two movies into one and skipped some vital aspects in the process…..

Just know that having something to lose… is what makes life worth living.

When you watch a movie you are supposed to suspend disbelief but they went a little overboard with the CGI in this one giving it an almost cartoonish feel; if I wanted to watch cartoon I’d pick an anime

Its got quite the star-studded cast; Halle Berry is in it whoop whoop, I rather love Halle but they really should have done more as with her character; we wanted more than this:

AGent ginger ale

and Elton John is in it too (as himself) I had to check the credits just to make sure it was him and if they kidnapped him like they kidnapped his character to appear in the movie

Should you watch it????? Yes at least once, especially if you have nothing else to watch it is good for a laugh or two, I rate it 4 triangles out of 7 squares good luck figuring that out.

If you watched it what are your thoughts?

~B

and they just had to redo this scene:

manners maketh man

ooooh and one of the my memorable characters dies NOOO but at the rate this movie franchise works I wouldnt be surprised to see them back from the dead in the next sequel………..

As one of our founding Kingsman once said…
this is not the end.
It is not even the beginning of the end.
But it is, perhaps,
the end of the beginning

kingsman

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Of Why I Write

flipping pages

Blank pages ……

I am genetically engineered to write,
My genes are punctuated with metaphors,
And an irresistible need to write..
I am writer,
It’s not what I do,
It is who I am,
I take off my shoes before I write,
To sort of humble myself before,
All the words inside of me,
Words written but never spoken,

Words to fill up the blank pages 

….You read a part of me in every word I write…
The parts of me you read, are not just pieces of me, but make me up.

Every word of mine you read,
You take a part of me with you

What will you do with the lil bit of my soul that you take with you?

Dipping a pen into my blood
I write myself a soul
pouring out a multitude of words,
brushing away the excess,
A little more of me drips onto every page,
In time,
I will be the book and the book will be me
and my story will be told

Becoming The Muse

 

~B

 

page scrolling

becoming the muse why I write 2018

Of Being An Introvert

Its World Introvert Day

world introvert day

Shout out to all my fellow introverts who are perfectly comfortable to sit in silence without feeling the need fill it up with awkward conversation and meaningless noise.

Introverts are a somewhat misunderstood sort, in a world that wont stop talking and all you want is a perfect moment of silence.

I feel lost in a crowd and I get asked the question “why are you quiet?” a lot, its not because I have nothing to say; I am always on the verge of words, yet never quite speaking; almost say things much more often than I say them.

why dont we all sit in a big circle hold hands and sing kumbaya?

~me attempting to socialise in the awkward silence at family reunions

Shout out to the Quarter Wife for sharing The Introverts Holiday Survival Guide

I write to know am not alone….

I want to be a mystery
yet be known,
to be in a crowd,
yet alone,
famous,
yet unknown,
To be a wanderer,
yet have a home…….

My personality type is INFP that basically means I’m like an onion, deeply metaphoric, made up of enigmatic layers beneath layers wrapped up in more layers & if I cut myself I cry

INFP means:

  Introverted
iNtuitive
  Feeling
  Perceiving

This all adds up to create an individual (such as myself lol) who is creative and highly empathetic; listening to many people but actually talking to a tiny elite circle who really know the crazyness that lurks beneath the surface..

i got your back clip art

Here are my favourite authors who are also INFP:

William Shakespeare, J.R.R Tolkien And George Orwell

I am not a huge fan in labels and confining yourself, I am a firm believer in that to define is to limit; but knowing what sort of individual you may be makes you better able to play your strengths and work on your weaknesses.

What is your personality type, do you know? You could try the free version here

~B

wizard within beaton

The world in my head is unlike what you can possibly imagine

Of 2018: The Year Thats Mine

Hello 2018

hello 2018

The first page of a new chapter…..

Depending on the parameters, any day, technically speaking, from a strictly empirical point of view could be the beginning of a New Year……

Convention has it that 1 January is the beginning of the calendar year….

January calender

Happy New year and welcome to my first blog post for 2018, and in time for the first supermoon for the year

A local Zim musician Tehn Diamond shared a twitter challenge to giveaway wallpapers with a personalized power word.

My word was Mlilo and this is my wallpaper

Mlilo

mlilo wallpaper

Mlilo means fire in Xitsonga language (also Moto in shona language)

Mlilo moto wallpaper

Fire is my totem amongst strangers I know who my tribal kin are….

Its uncommon to have an inanimate totem, imagine telling people that your spirit animal is fire. (you can read more about my totem in Zimbabwe here)

I am guessing that if dragons were real they would have been my totem and our praise song when you were announcing us in public or thanking us or just being super respectful or down right flattering; you would begin…

Introducing:

The first flame,

His most royal spontaneous combustor,

Consumer of all leaving nothing but ash,

Burner of things,

Bringer of light,

Chaser of darkness,

Giver of warmth

Keeper of secrets

and Maker of Heroes

I guess if we were characters in game of thrones we would be House Targaryen

what keeps me warm the fire inside

Fire fascinates me, fire burns and all fires burn its something you learn for yourself

fire

 

Hello 2018

……This year is mine

Cos I remember looking in the mirror last year 
Like, this is it, this is our year I swear  
Like The Year Before That
And The Year Before That 

Like the year before that
And the year before that

So I’m back up in the mirror singing the same song
I’m back up in the mirror like THIS YEAR’S YOURS
And the year before that . . . .

 

You might want to stand back I don’t know how hot I am going to get but….. flame on!!!

starting digital fires

 

Becoming The Muse

~B

 

Thanks tehn I play this jam at the beginning of every year as I did the year before that and the year before that!!!!!

 

January calendar credit Printable Calendars