Kingsman: The Secret Service is a new Colin Firth movie where he’s giving a rather comedic turn, in a movie based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, whose Kick-Ass bored me, but I loved his take on the X-Men with X-Men First Class.
This film 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 also stars Mark Hamill, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Jack Davenport, Sofia Boutella and Samantha Womack. but while I like the look of this, and it’s due out in the UK on January 29th, it has been censored at the hands of it’s company, 20th Century Fox.
Filmgoers have also had to suffer the 12A-rated censorship recently of Taken 3, plus its 2012 prequel, Taken 2 – as well as a 15-cert censored version for the original Taken. In 2013, we were given a 12A-censored A Good Day To Die Hard, having to wait for the Blu-ray before we could watch the full uncut version. And now, this one….
Kingsman: The Secret Service has been cut down to a 15-cert for UK cinema release, and as is confirmed on the BBFC website: “This film was originally seen for advice in an unfinished version. The company was informed the film was likely to be classified 18, but that their requested 15 could be achieved by making some reductions in scenes of violence. When the finished version was submitted for formal classification, reductions had been made and the film was passed 15.”
The BBFC website said that full info about what’s been cut wouldn’t be on there until January 19th, but even after that date, they still didn’t say. What does the Fox say? It says “UK cinemagoers can get stuffed!”
Check out the International trailer below:
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