I am an analyst.
I am the type of gamer that keeps a spreadsheet of the types of games I play and how long I played each of them. I don’t like to make a purchase unless the hours played to dollar ratio is less than 1. In fact, in a year I like to keep the total amount spent per hour below $0.75 including console purchases.
With this in perspective, I have to really want to see a movie to pay the crazy prices theaters are charging now. Recent movies, like The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Pt 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy were well worth the admission price last year.
This always makes it hard for me to judge a movie that was free.
Last night I went to an advance screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service, and while I will say it was a fun adventure, I’m not sure I would have been as happy had I paid the full admission price. Colin Firth did a wonderful job as Galahad and Samuel L. Jackson played a unique tech philanthropist just trying to save the world as Valentine. As always, Michael Caine was amazing. I’m still not set on Taron Egerton as Eggsy. At times he was extremely relatable, but at others he seemed dry, and out of place in the otherwise colorful world.
Overall, Kingsman was a fun movie and absolutely deserves a rental. If you are looking for a good excuse to get out in mid-February, I would definitely consider it. But, if your wallet is still tight from the holiday hangover, wait for the bigger releases this summer.
Kingsman: The Secret Service releases on Feb. 13.
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