If the James Bond series is getting too serious for you, Kingsman 2 looks like it will be a fun ride.
Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise hit when it was released in 2015. Based on the comic series of the same name, Matthew Vaugn directed a love letter to classic spy flicks that injected some much-needed fun into the genre at a time when James Bond films were becoming increasingly serious. All the staples of a classic Bond film were there, from larger-than-life villains with evil plans for world domination, hi-tech gadgets disguised as everyday objects, and of course car chases.
The original Kingsman opened with an unconventional chase involving a Subaru Impreza and lots of high speed reverse driving performed by none other than Ben Collins, better known as Top Gear’s Stig. A new trailer has been released for the upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Age, which sees the series shift to America.
After their England-based headquarters gets destroyed, the Kingsman spy team joins forces with their American counterparts the Statesman to help save the world. The action-packed trailer confirms that the film will contain at least one action-packed car scene with a gadget-laden London cab being chased by gun-toting villains in a Jaguar F-Pace. In one scene, main character Eggsy, the smartly dressed spy played by Taron Egerton, clings to the door and leaps into the air to avoid an oncoming car. If you’re expecting realism, you’re probably better off watching Baby Driver. CGI is also used in some of the car stunts, which no doubt won’t please purists like Jeremy Fry who did the stunt driving in Baby Driver.
The original trailer also showed the taxi driving underwater - an obvious nod to the amphibious Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me. And if you were hoping to see more exotic cars than a London taxi, we at least get to drool over a Jaguar E-Type. It’s unapologetically silly, but unlike the James Bond franchise it doesn’t take itself too seriously and looks like it will be fun to watch when Kingsman: The Golden Circle releases in cinemas on September 22nd.