The King’s Man

The third Kingsman movie, The King’s Man was released in 2021. It was a departure from the first two Kingsman movies in that it was a prequel.

The King’s Man takes us back to the creation of the Kingsman organization.  It mixes in real people in clever ways, not always historically accurate.   Rhys Ifans steals the movie playing Grigori Rasputin. Charles Dance plays Horatio Kitchener.  Tom Hollander plays 3 real-world related historical figures: King George, Kaiser Wilhelm, and Tsar Nicholas.

The King’s Man stars Ralph Fiennes as Orlando Oxford.  Matthew Goode plays the role of Morton.  Rounding out the main characters are Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Arterton,  and Harris Dickinson.

The main plot is wartime related.  Oxford needs to foil a plot by some very evil people known as “The Flock”.  They want to wipe out millions by pitting Germany, Russia, and Britain.  This explains Tom Hollanders roles as he plays the heads of all three countries.  Oxford creates a team to help him stop “The Flock” and in the process, create Kingsman.


Kingsman: The Secret Service

The first Kingsman movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was released in 2014.  It features actor Taron Egerton portraying Eggsy Unwin, a brash young man who gets into trouble.

Eggsy  is rescued by Kingsman agent Harry Hart, played by Colin Firth.   As part of the rescue, Harry turns Eggsy into a Kingsman, complete with a bespoke suit.

Michael Caine plays Chester King who is the head of the Kingsman.

Eggsy’s first mission requires him to counter the maniacal Richmond Valentine.   Eggsy has the help of fellow Kingsman agents Merlin, played by Mark Strong and Roxy, played by Sophie Cookson.


Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The second Kingsman movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle was released in 2017.  It again features actor Taron Egerton portraying Eggsy Unwin who is still a Kingsman.

After a series of unfortunate events, Merlin and Eggsy must go to the United States to track down an ally, in the form of a sister organization.

In the process, they find out something every interesting about Harry Hart, who they saw get shot in the head in Kingsman: The Secret Service.  We also see the use of a virus with the need of an antidote, similar to the concept in Mission: Impossible II.

Julianne Moore plays the villain, named Poppy.  Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum and Elton John all have key roles in this movie.


Kingsman Series

Kingsman Series

And Their Connections to Other Spy Movies & Real-Life Events and Things

Here, in our Kingsman section we dive into the Kingsman series of movies!  

We will look at each movie, analyze it, and offer some insights and how scenes in the movie relate to scenes in other spy movies, prior to and after the particular movie we are working with.

So, every movie we look at in any genre will always include
references to other spy movies and real-life events!  In our podcasts too!

So, let’s navigate our way through the Kingsman movies!  We invite your input!

The King’s Man – A Quick-Fire Review

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The King’s Man – A Quick-Fire Review

Here's our no-spoiler review of the newest spy movie, THE KING'S MAN. This is the Prequel and origin story for the Kingsman series.

 

NO SPOILERS!

Intrigue, honor, duty, violence, poisons, World War I, upper-class privilege, Rasputin and other real-world people, a sinister organization, a cool airplane stunt, and an awesome mountain goat are some of the things that make up the origination movie, The King’s Man.

This is a NO-SPOILERS, quick-fire review!

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  • And of course the mountain goat
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88 Influences – KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

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79 Influences on KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

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79 Influences on KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Dan and Tom look at 79 influences for the movie KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE from Disney's Haunted Mansion to a real tailor shop!

 

Exploding heads, prosthetics that cut, halo dives, and Samuel Jackson playing a deranged megalomaniac. We’ll look at all of these and more as we are Cracking the Code of the influences of the 2014 movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Dan and Tom look at 79 influences for the movie The Kingsman: Secret Service and examine key scenes!  The Knights of the Round Table?  Toasting Dead Agents? Disney’s Haunted Mansion? Dart Watches? And lots more!

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  • Huntsman Tailor Shop
  • Lock & Co. Hatters
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – multiple influences
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  • And More …

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Here's our no-spoiler review of the newest spy movie, THE KING'S MAN. This is the Prequel and origin story for the Kingsman series.

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