The Secret ServiceDVD - 2015
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Based on the comic book “The Secret Service,” this British spy flick focuses on how a spy organization recruits a promising young man into its training program while dealing with a global threat involving a tech genius.
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"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."
The premise was good - we are all prone to violence on some level - but not as well developed in the main character. The family bully and wife beater needed to get his recompense and be thrown into jail to top it off, but got off fairly lightly. It was over the top in violent "entertainment" in the rest of the movie and I felt violated and defiled throughout - the language reflected our total human degradation. Senseless rear-end of an ending as well ... but maybe that was the point for this kind of human pollution.
My original quotes have gone missing, but there are plenty good one in IMDb:
Harry Hart: [Quoting Ernest Hemingway] There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Harry Hart: Since 1849, Kingsman Tailors have clothed the world's most powerful individuals. In 1919, a great number of them had lost their heirs to World War I. That meant a lot of money going uninherited. And a lot of powerful men with the desire to preserve peace and protect life. Our founders realized that they could channel that wealth and influence for the greater good. And so began our adventure. An independent international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion. Without the politics and bureaucracy that undermine the intelligence of government-run spy organisations. A suit is the modern gentleman's armour. And the Kingsman agents are the new knights.
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