“We’ve got a bit of a “save the world” situation here.” – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

I finally got to watch the newest Kingman movieIMG_8447 this week. Not only was it a movie that I was looking forward to seeing, but a movie that was highly anticipated by a lot of people after the success of the first film.

As far as sequels go, they tend to not be as good as the originals. And that’s true for this movie, but only by a little bit. The charm and actions that made you love the first movie are evident in the sequel. It just lacks an equally as interesting story line.

I found myself accurately predicting how the movie would play out. So when the movie ended, I wasn’t surprised. And there were a few scenes where I was confused, mainly because I couldn’t figure out how they were relevant to the furthering the story.

Even so, I really enjoyed the movie, and here’s why:

  • Eggsy is the heart and soul of the movie. He provides comic relief (not that this is a super serious movie) and continues to be that character that you keep cheering for. If he wasn’t a main character in the sequel, I wouldn’t have even considered watching it!
  • Surprises that aren’t really surprises. The trailer gives away a huge plot detail, *cough *cough Harry is not dead, however the way they incorporated him back into the story was not what I had expected, which made me want to keep watching just to see what was gonna happen to him.
  • It’s charming. There’s a ton of action. There’s a bit of crude language, but that’s what makes the movie great. The sequel stays true to the brand it started with the first movie, which in my opinion, makes the movie worth watching!

 

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“Manners Maketh Man”

Let’s talk about movie theater etiquette! I know, I know! You wouldn’t think these two things go hand in hand, but they do! When going to a theater to watch a movie, there are a few situational factors that can happen that may disrupt your movie-going experience. Some of these factors can be avoided by our film crew, and some of them can not. For example, if I accidentally give you the wrong item you ordered in concessions, that is my fault. Typically though, it is an easy fix and I can get you your correct item quickly without any further mishaps. If you show up to see a highly anticipated movie on its opening weekend only 10 minutes before it’s showtime and the movie is sold out, that is NOT my fault.52684210174__5C6E436D-6BDD-4737-B0D1-717522385C67.png

The movie “IT” premiered this weekend. Now, at my theater, we knew we would most likely be extremely busy with this movie so extra film crew were put on then schedule for weekend shifts. In all honesty though, we were totally NOT prepared to sell out 6 showtimes! The amount of people who came out to see this movie was ridiculous! IT’s opening weekend did just as well as Beauty and the Beast’s opening weekend did at our theater. Saturday night I bounced back and forth between cleaning theaters and working the second line in box office. I’d never seen the box office line that long in the entire 18 months I’d been working there. 

But this post is about manners right? Correct! When you show up 10 minutes before a popular movie in its opening weekend starts and it’s sold out, please don’t yell at me. You running late is not my fault! And if you barely scrape by and get tickets before the movie sells out, please don’t come yell at me that you can’t find enough seats for you and your 4 kids and wife to sit together. I’m sorry but I can’t control where people sit in the individual theaters. I can ask them to move over and not skip seats, but if they don’t want to move, I can’t force them.

I got yelled at about 12 times Saturday night for things that were out of my control. So please when you come see a movie and things don’t go your way, do not take your aggression out on our film crew. We will do out best to help you and offer any compensation if we can. A little tidbit, if you come up to me with a problem and you are nice about it, I’m going out my way to do more for you just because you didn’t yell at me.

In the words of Colin Firth in the movie Kingsman, “Manner Maketh Man.” So please remember your manners when you come to the movie theater.