On February 2, the movie Argylle was released to theaters. Before you ask if the movie was about a pattern that is composed of diamonds of various colors on a plain background, it wasn’t. It’s a spy action-comedy film that was directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn, the same creative mind responsible for the Kingsman movies. A while back I ended up going to the movie theater in the Eau Claire mall with my brother to see it, and I personally can say the movie was an enjoyable one. If you’re looking for a quick summary, I’d say give it a shot if you enjoy the Kingsman movies or comedy in general. However, if you want more in-depth analysis, that’s where the rest of the article comes into play.

For a quick summary of the movie, IMDb’s website says;

“Elly Conway, an introverted spy novelist who seldom leaves her home, is drawn into the real world of espionage when the plots of her books get a little too close to the activities of a sinister underground syndicate. When Aiden, a spy, shows up to save her (he says) from being kidnapped or killed (or both), Elly and her beloved cat Alfie are plunged into a covert world where nothing, and no one, is what it seems.” (IMDb.com)

There are several big-name actors starring in the film. There’s Bryce Dallas Howard (She played Claire Dearing in the Jurassic World Trilogy), Sam Rockwell (He voiced The Wolf in The Bad Guys and played Captain Klenzendorf in Jojo Rabbit), Bryan Cranston (He played Walter White in Breaking Bad), and Henry Cavil (He played Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher series and Clark Kent/Superman for several DC movies). When it comes to the movie, the runtime of it is 2hrs and 19min and it features a PG-13 rating. With that long of a run time it may not hurt to get a snack or two for it. In case you are wondering, the Kingsman movies are not a prerequisite for watching Argylle. This means you don’t need to watch all those movies, as one might feel pressured, nowadays just to enjoy some Marvel products.

When it comes to my personal review of Argylle there are several things that could be said, mainly positive. The comedy it featured throughout the movie landed well. They also featured several exciting action sequences that were creatively executed to keep things interesting. At the end of the movie, I’d say a congruent story was told from beginning to end. When considering areas for improvement, I find it difficult to pinpoint specific aspects. Not only did I leave the theater without any criticisms, but even if I had any, mentioning them would risk spoiling some of the plot. Overall, I had some doubts about how the movie would turn out when I went to see it, but I walked out feeling satisfied with the result.

In conclusion, would I recommend the movie? I’d say yes, but to an extent. It honestly depends on what types of comedy movies you enjoy, but if you found yourself enjoying the Kingsman movies as well, you may enjoy Argylle. When the movie leaves theaters, be on the lookout for it either on DVD/Blu-ray, or for those who stream their movies, it will require an Apple TV+ subscription.

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