This film is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass and X-Men :First Class) and stars the likes of Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L Jackson and Taron Egerton. It tells the story of a, of course, super-secret spy group who take on a street kid in the midst of a global threat.
The trailer seems to pack in a significant amount of promise and the film has definite potential. However, there is a degree of smugness. It’s almost as if the film characters are a little bit in love with themselves which could prove very irritating. That annoyance aside, the trailer is well put together and shows enough without spoiling the entire plot. The style is similar to that of Kick Ass but I suppose the only way to find out for sure is to watch it when it comes out.
Just another observation: the posters for this film are beyond infuriating. It couldn’t be perpetuating the male gaze more if it tried. All of the elements are there: alcohol, guns, a suave looking man for a male audience member to pretend to be and the long leg, blades and arse of Sofia Boutella’s Gazelle for said male audience member to fantasize about. It portrays the film as an elaborate straight male fantasy and not the slightest bit inclusive.