The King’s Man received a rating of 43 percent from film critics on the aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. Critics considered this film failed to continue the superiority of the two previous Kingsman films.
As quoted from the Rotten Tomatoes page, this prequel to the Kingsman franchise failed to compete with the previous two Kingsman films, namely, Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) which had a rating of 75 percent and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) with a rating of 51 percent.
Film critic Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times judged The King’s Man failed to execute the action adventure and satirical humor that Kingsman excelled in his two previous films.
Meanwhile, Lindsey Bahr from the Associated Press highlighted the acting of the male lead, Ralph Fiennes as Orlando Oxford, who appeared less than optimal. Fiennes, who is known as a charismatic actor and is always good at delivering action scenes, does not appear in this film.
Norman Wilner from NOW Toronto said the same thing. He considered The King’s Man as the dumbest film of the year, which is a shame because this film stars the famous actor Ralph Fiennes.
Meanwhile, film critic Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com found The King’s Man boring. The boredom was saved by the action of a row of actors wrapped in entertaining action choreography. He also considered the combination of war drama and patriotic action in this film to be inappropriate.
Then the film critic Hoai-Tran Bui from Slashfilm assessed that The King’s Man is still practicing a conservative storytelling style of franchise films, which is only looking for profit without considering the story.
The King’s Man film is set several years before the adventures of Harry, Eggsy and Merlin in the two previous Kingsman films. Broadly speaking, The King’s Man reveals the origins of the establishment of the first independent intelligence agency Kingsman.
The agency aims to crush the tyrants and criminal masterminds in plotting a series of events to trigger a war that will wipe out millions of people.
Orlando Oxford (Ralph Fiennes), an English nobleman, tries to protect his son, Conrad Oxford (Harris Dickinson), from the negative effects of war and the dark side of the world.
Oxford then gathers two of its confidants, a bodyguard named Shola (Djimon Hounsou) and Polly (Gemma Arterton), a clever housekeeper to find the mastermind behind World War I.
As the mission nears completion, Oxford gets the bad news that Conrad is joining the war. This caught the attention of Oxford, who was looking for a way to stop the war.
Besides Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, The King’s Man film also stars Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance. The third film in the Kingsman franchise, The King’s Man has opened in theaters Wednesday (22/12).
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