Matthew Vaughn’s outlandish spy caper gets a suitably OTT sequel as Taron Egerton returns as street kid turned suave secret agent Eggsy.
This time he, Merlin (Mark Strong) and former mentor Harry (Colin Firth) – apparently not dead after all – are up against a 50s-obsessed psychopath (Julianne Moore) who’s spiked the world’s drug supply with a deadly toxin. Thankfully there’s help at hand from Kingsman’s US-based affiliate Statesman, so say hello to starry support from the likes of Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.
Vaughn once again hooks up with regular writing partner Jane Goldman, and there’s even time for an obscenity-ridden cameo from Elton John.
Film of the day: Kingsman: The Golden Circle from Monday 29 January on Sky Store.