Well, at least it gives Djimon Hounsou more to do than he’s had in a while. Truth be told the third act of this film is actually pretty fun, but boy is it a slog to get there.
I do like both of the other Kingsman films, and will readily admit that they’re both kinda dumb. But… they know and embrace their dumb, and decide to run and have fun with it. This film does not do that. Instead of…
I suppose there’s nothing especially “wrong” with this film. There are no pointless subplots or off tone characters. However, the whole thing feels like a ride that never really manages to get properly going. The visuals are great, but the narrative is never intriguing enough to get invested in. The twists are too telegraphed for any tension to be built up. And finally, despite Bradley Cooper’s best efforts, Stanton Carlisle never truly feels fleshed out as a character. The engines are all running, but it feels like everything’s firing on one less cylinder than it should be.