The King’s Man Merges Grave Spy Drama With Outlandish Action

The King's Man
The King's Man

The King’s Man is Matthew Vaughn’s third venture into the comic book world. Many directors are confined by the comics to movies limits but not Matthew Vaughn. Filmmakers like Joss Whedon, Jon Favreau, and Tim Burton, quit making superhero movies after one poorly performing sequel. 

Matthew Vaughn‘s love for comic books and making movies out of them is evident in his works. He is similar to Zack Snyder without the seeming mythological vision. 

After directing the prequel to X-Men and Kick-Ass, Vaughn has released The King’s Man. Matthew enjoys making comic-based fantasy action movies with a hint of spoofs.  

The King’s Man Plot

The King’s Man is a Dad-friendly and classier movie. It is a WW I based film sprinkled with the ultraviolence from the previously released Kingsman. Kingsman followed the clash between a true gentleman and his young, reckless son.

 The King’s Man continues with the father being unable to cope with the loss of his spouse. He desperately wishes that his young son does not join the army as tensions between countries rise. 

An imminent war has the father terrified of losing his son. The movie mainly follows the father and is not handed to the son. Ralph Fiennes’ played the father’s role perfectly and Harris Dickinson, the young man’s. 

The film’s silly parts do stand out. The humor in the movie makes us forget that it has an insane man masterfully creating rifts between England and Germany.  

Vaughn does try to keep the seriousness of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The old-fashioned comic relief and the spy plot made King’s Man a much better film than its predecessor. Matthew Vaughn wants to create fun and interesting movies that previously seemed bland.