This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows, from left, Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, and Pedro Pascal in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle." (Giles Keyte/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
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By the second film, there's a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them – of desperation.The first film introduced the working class Eggsy (Taron Egerton) as a potential recruit who is championed by Kingsman leader Colin Firth, despite the younger man's crudeness and ill-breeding.The charm of the first film was the way it straddled the line between celebrating spy movies and mocking them. Firth is back and sorely missed as the Kingsman leader.On the Yankee side, Channing Tatum has obviously been cynically added for pure eye candy appeal and he misses most of the movie, anyway.If the first film drew its magic from a "My Fair Lady"-like attempt by Firth to prove breeding doesn't determine gallantness, the sequel lacks a central idea.Overall this sequel suffers from sequel-itis – a big-budget movie that rushes from Italian mountains to Cambodian rain forests but has lost the spark of its predecessor. The best moments are actually when it pays homage to the first film.
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