[ExI] Kingsman

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 19:31:20 UTC 2015

It was definitely a fun and playful film, which I would recommend.  I loved
the umbrella that could deflect (most) bullets, and the evil Silicon Valley
multi-billionaire (Samuel L. Jackson was great in the role) who attempts
world conquest/genocide with freeware! lol  And I always viewed blade leg
prosthetics as somewhat sinister, so the female assassin sidekick played on
my discomfort.  And what happened to the world leaders, was highly
amusing!  ;  )

There are some very smart comic books out there, and so they should not
necessarily be looked down upon as a source for a film.  It is often what
Hollywood does to the source material, which is the problem.  But Kingsman
was done right.


On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 11:25 PM, Rafal Smigrodzki <
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 1:23 AM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> It’s quite strange to have the attitudes of people you were debating
>> some 6 years ago define a movie villain.
> ### Think about how subversive this movie is of the usual tropes.
> Upperclass white males are the good guys and their evil enemies are a black
> man and a disabled woman (!). Evangelical Christians are victims of an
> atrocity, not perpetrators. Global warming faith is the source of evil. I
> am surprised there weren't howls of outrage from the usual suspects.
> Rafal
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