During a raid in the Middle East, a probationary secret agent sacrifices himself to save his team. Feeling guilt over the loss of his colleague, Harry Hart, code-named “Galahad”, delivers a bravery medal to the agent’s widow, Michelle Unwin, and her young son, Gary “Eggsy”, saying that if they ever need help, they should call the phone number on the back of the medal and deliver a coded message.
Seventeen years later, Professor James Arnold is kidnapped by unknown assailants, led by Internet billionaire Richmond Valentine and his henchwoman Gazelle. One of Hart’s fellow agents, “Lancelot”, attempts to stage a rescue, but is killed by Gazelle. Valentine, known for his philanthropy, continues to meet with various heads of state and VIPs, some of whom go missing afterwards. He also announces a giveaway of SIM cards, granting free cellular and Internet access.
In London, Eggsy is now an unemployed young adult living with his mother, infant half-sister, and abusive stepfather Dean. Despite being intelligent and capable, he left training for the Royal Marines and lives an aimless life. After being arrested for stealing a car, Eggsy calls the number on the back of the medal. Hart arranges for his release and tells Eggsy about the existence of Kingsman, a secret intelligence agency for which both he and Eggsy’s father worked.
In the wake of Lancelot’s death, the agency opens a vacancy for a new agent, and Eggsy agrees to apply as Hart’s candidate. He joins a group of other candidates, including a woman named Roxy. Training is overseen by “Merlin”, a senior Kingsman who acts as teacher, quartermaster, pilot and Ops co-ordinator. The candidates are eliminated one by one until only Eggsy and Roxy remain. Eggsy fails his final test, and Roxy becomes the new Lancelot.
During this time, Kingsman has been investigating Valentine in connection with VIP disappearances and notes that Arnold is no longer missing. Hart tracks down Arnold and confronts him about his abduction. A chip implanted in Arnold’s head explodes, killing him; Hart is injured during his escape from unknown assailants. Undeterred, Hart poses as a billionaire and dines with Valentine to try to discern his plans.
Meanwhile Hart tracks Valentine to an obscure hate group church in Kentucky, where Valentine and Gazelle are conducting a test. They broadcast a signal, which is picked up by cellphone SIM cards and causes everyone in the church, including Hart, to become uncontrollably violent. A mass brawl breaks out, with Hart the sole survivor, while Eggsy, Merlin and Arthur—the Kingsman’s leader—watch via video link. Valentine approaches Hart and kills him after revealing his plan.
Eggsy returns to the Kingsman headquarters, where he discovers that Arthur is one of Valentine’s converts. Arthur explains Valentine’s views: humanity is akin to a virus, and global warming is the Earth’s equivalent of a fever. Valentine intends to kill the virus before it kills the host, broadcasting his signal worldwide to cause a massive culling of the human race. Only a select few that Valentine has deemed worthy of living—those who have sided with him and thus received the protective microchips in their heads, and the VIPs he kidnapped—will be spared.
After avoiding Arthur’s attempt to kill him—killing the group leader as he does so—Eggsy teams up with Roxy and Merlin. Roxy pilots a high-altitude balloon vehicle into the stratosphere to disrupt Valentine’s satellite network with a missile, while Eggsy and Merlin directly assault Valentine’s mountain bunker. Roxy knocks out the satellite and Eggsy fights his way through Valentine’s security forces, while Merlin detonates the security chips, killing all who were part of Valentine’s plan. Eggsy then fights and defeats Gazelle before killing Valentine and saving the world.
Kingsmon: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is an upcoming British action film directed by Matthew Vaughn based on the comic book The Secret Service created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The screenplay was written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. The film’s cast includes Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill, Colin Firth, Sofia Boutella, Sophie Cookson, Taron Egerton
Screenplay by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
Production Design by: Paul Kirby
Cinematography by: George Richmond
Film Editing by: Conrad Buff, Eddie Hamilton, Jon Harris
Costume Design by: Arianne Phillips
Set Decoration by: David Morison, Jennifer Williams
Music by: Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: February 13, 2015