If you haven’t seen the film Kingsmen, it’s basically a comic book movie where a working class London kid ends up part of a James Bond-esque spy agency saving the world. It’s a decent romp with some excellent action scenes and the cast do a pretty good job
At the end of the film, the hero is in the bad guy’s lair and finds a Swedish princess locked up. He asks, if I rescue you, can I have a kiss. She says, “More than that - we can do it. In the butt.” And indeed, the final scene of the film is her on all fours while the Q character chuckles and turns off the camera he’s watching them on.
Apparently, this short sequence has become the main bone of contention when discussing the film, and in any comment thread about Kingsmen it descends into arguments about whether or not this ruined the film with a childish and misogynistic joke. Some people say they enjoyed the film but refuse to recommend it to other people based on it, others say that in a film full of gratuitous violence it’s barely registers as controversial.
The anal sex bit spoils an otherwise enjoyable film
The anal sex bit is fine, it fits the tone and I can’t see why anyone would find it odd
The whole film is for idiots, watch some Tarkovsky or something
Pretty good lark, obviously a first in a franchise film (lots of training and so on). But interesting in its way, and pretty ridiculous all the way through. A lot of it was Bond, only more so (heads exploding, massacre in a church etc), so having the Bond-gets-the-girl ending pushed too far made sense in that respect.
I honestly don’t know what the fuss is. Seriously.
I remember before going to see it having the Kermode/Mayo team say “the bit at the end leaves you with a bad taste in the mouth” and I was expecting something truly shocking, like maybe the bit at the end of requiem for a dream with the dildos and that but it was just two consenting adults doing it up the arse.
considering the fact that at the beginning yer man from Coupling gets sliced into two right down the fucking body it seemed like the only controversial part of it might have been the fact it was from a POV?
Either way, the movie was a nice bit of James Bond send up mixed in with funny swearing and that. Nothing to get too excited about. Can’t quite believe they’ve managed to make another one tbh.
The main character was explicitly working class. He becomes ‘posher’ as the film goes on (wears a suit etc), but the film points out that ‘class’ has nothing to do with Class, it’s all how you treat people, maaan
Yeah, I’m also a joyless old grump who found it hard to get past this. A secret bunch of posh white men are using money they haven’t earned and power no one gave them, without consequence, to ‘keep us all safe’. They let a working class boy join, but it’s ok because it turns out he’s actually posh after all.
Not read the comic, but Mark Millar is usually brilliant. Maybe I’m reading far too much into it.