So I finally found the time to go see Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Not normally my kind of movie, but you-know-who is in it.
I prepared myself for the worst. I hadn’t seen Kingsman, although I’d heard it was pretty violent and very crude – but funny.
It wasn’t that bad! I actually enjoyed it.
Of course, Sir Elton was the best part (imho). And if the laughter in the theatre was any indication, so did the rest of the movie goers. There was noticeable chuckling during each of his scenes. (Maybe they couldn’t get over him using the F-bomb in almost every line, but so did most of the other characters).
I won’t be a spoiler, but suffice it to say that Elton plays himself in the movie (thus the F-word)? The evil Poppy has kidnapped him to be her own private piano player while she plots to take over the world. Hey, even evil-doers love Elton John!
And he looked so sad as a captive. I just wanted to go up and give him a great big hug.
Oh, and the costumes! So 1970s – love, love, love it! I wish I could find more images of those, but no such luck.
A few EJ songs were featured in the movie (but not on the soundtrack – why?):
- “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting“
- “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)“
- “Jack Rabbit”
Jack Rabbit was a welcome surprise. Of course, I had to stay through all the credits to listen to Jack Rabbit and to see the credits to Elton and Bernard (as he was listed).
Anyway, go see it if you haven’t already. For someone who typically doesn’t like these kinds of flicks, I was pleasantly surprised.
Here’s a few reviews (kind to EJ, of course) in case you’re not sure:
- Elton John just stoke Kingsman 2 – and he’s not giving it back
- Kingsman: the Golden Circle review – “Elton John is the standout”
- Kingsman 2: The most entertaining scenes and the one surprising highlight
My favorite: “Someone give Elton John a Kingsman spin-off immediately!”
I’ll second that.