The Legend of Tarzan is why we can’t have nice things. A film that exists only because of the brand, not because of the story. Everything about it is weightless. It is probably the most cynical film I’ve seen since I’ve started reviewing. Don’t go see it. Still not convinced? Then stick around because I have nothing but time.
Matthew Vaughan and Mark Millar love playing with genre in a very specific way. They simply change the main characters to be the last type of person you would expect it to be. They did it in Kickass in 2009 when they made a comics nerd a superhero and they’ve done it again with Kingsman: The Secret Service, turning a working class street kid into James Bond. Kingsman isn’t a perfect film but a film doesn’t have to be perfect to be important or interesting and that’s what this article is for. Kingsman offers us great insight into the spy movie genre. And also a Swedish Princess’s asshole. Mostly spy movies though.