The King's Man
Like the two episodes we’ve already seen, this is daftness on a grand scale, but Matthew Vaughn’s direction has as much pace and gusto as a Bond movie. Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton and Djimon Hounsou make for a likeable trio of founders of the Kingsman agency. Harris Dickinson is appealing as Oxford’s heroic teenage son. Rhys Ifans makes for an athletically villainous Rasputin. Tom Hollander plays all three of Queen Victoria’s lookalike grandsons – King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm and Tsar Nicholas.
Production values are outstanding. The swordplay scenes give the movie a kung-fu flavour. Rob Roy meets James Bond! The best action movie of the season.