“King’s Man – The Origin,” a pre-sequel to the acclaimed franchise, hits nationwide theaters on January 6 – and the first reviews have already started to hit.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the feature has only received 43% approval with a 4.9 / 10 rating based on 118 reviews so far.
Pundits praised the cast’s renditions but punctuated the script’s puzzling hype.
Check out the main comments below:
“A Fun, Action-Packed Pre-Sequence” – JoBlo Movie Network.
“’The King’s Man – The Origin’ is a devilishly creative origin story” – MovieWeb.
“[O filme] it’s a big disappointment. Instead of being an engaging new chapter […], it just draws attention to what is unnecessary ”- Rewards Radar.
“[O filme] it is never boring, but it also never conforms to your sensibility and your vision ”- Globe and Mail.
“An exaggerated, tiresome and lengthy mess” – The Jewish Chronicle.
“The narrative and tone zigzag in an attempt to fulfill both the ambitions of the film and the duty to the franchise” – Daily Telegraph.
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In the plot, “When history’s most ruthless criminals come together to prepare for a war to steal millions, a man must race against time to stop them. Uncover the roots of the first independent intelligence agency in ‘ King’s Man: The Origin ‘”.
The cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Djimon Hounsou Liam Neeson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode and Stanley Tucci.
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