‘The Kingsman’


“Manners maketh man.” Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson.

Harry Hart quoting Ernest Hemingway

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Director: Matthew Vaughn

Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons

Lead actors: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson

2014 Action, Adventure, Comedy

I don’t remember mentioning this to you…but, I totally, utterly love action movies:)

My movie collection is diverse because I am in love with stories from the big screen but if I have to choose to watch a film, it will definitely be ACTION!

Today I’ve decided to stop at ‘secret and full of special effects‘ shelf and bring to you a movie that I saw recently.

What is a Kingsman?

The lowest enlisted rank in the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment of the British Army, equivalent to private in the rest of the British Army.

Might I say that the whole movie it’s in complete contrast with the word to word definition of the noun itself, which made me more curious about the story line.

Colin Firth never stops to amaze me with his talent and versatility and this role fit him like a glove.

The story revolves around a street boy called Gary, nickname Eggsy, who’s father used to work for a spy organisation with the talented and dashing agent Harry Hart. His life takes a turn for the better when he is offered a chance to enrol as a trainee in the secret service…but what will be the cost of it all?

This movie has an elegance to it that I didn’t see in a while on the big screens, everything has a delicate but deceiving facade, which makes it even more exciting to watch.

The story itself has some chapters you are probably very familiar with…son following in the father’s footsteps…the street boy prevails against all odds…the power of guilt…the underdog saves the day.

What I love about it, is the way it’s put together…obviously besides the special effects, which are absolutely great, the movie has a finesse…and it’s all down to its main character…Mr. Harry Hart.

The attitude, the perfect suit, the self-confidence…builds up the perfect english spy:)

Some call the movie a “witty satire”…”punk rock rebel”…”retro fueled fun”…

I would just say…it follows no rules and between the smiles and the calm before the storm, it’s the excellent way of spending your Sunday evening, comfortable on your sofa:)

So, take a turn and watch a different kind of spy movie…

The suit is the modern gentleman’s armour. The Kingsmen are the new knights.

Harry Hart

Your Action Girl,

Julia

xxx

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‘The Passage’


Dark | Side | Thursday

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Join us and cross the boundaries of your comfort zone…discover your other side!

This post it’s linked to a challenge that Andy started a few weeks ago…I love to go beyond my usual style of writing and uncover something new!

Part One of this story you can find it here…Dark Corner.

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The wind stopped…it was quiet.

…her heart started racing, her mind was juggling several scenarios…none of them were in her favour.

She knew he was getting closer but all she could hear was the sound of the sword cutting through the heavy fog, which made it impossible for her to see her nemesis.

Only if she could have found the house…she would have been saved.

It was too late…there was no time to run.

She looked up, her eyes turned red…she felt a sudden power rushing through her veins; maybe it was the impossible situation she found herself in or just the intense desire to stay alive.

She pulled out her weapon…made a few steps back, not because she wanted to run…but because she had to defend herself no matter what the consequences might be.

As his steps were more real…she could now see a shape of a man walking towards her, she could hear his breathing…she couldn’t stop stepping back.

All of the sudden she realised what was at the end of the alley…the passage.

She never experienced it before…her ancestors told fables about it…

It never crossed her mind that the passage was real.

The legend was saying that whoever crosses the bridge will have a chance to undo all the wrongs in their past life…was that true?

It didn’t matter now…an opportunity presented itself…she had a choice; stay and fight with the possibility of defeat or believe that the passage might undo all the dark corners she took throughout her life.

Maybe she had a chance…the light on the other side could be her salvation…

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First week of Blogging 101 and Photo 101 finished…I am loving every second of it:)

For the first weekend our assignment was to continue and connect with other bloggers, share the love, write something different and take our camera for a walk…hope that I managed to do all this…

Happy reading:)

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Try something different…

Be bold…

Never stay still…

Take a look around the corner…

There is another side of you,

Waiting to be discovered!

From the Weekend with Love,

Julia

xxx

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