WR030 – An Homage to 60s Spy Films in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and a Look Back at John Boorman’s “Excalibur” (1981)


Matthew Vaughn’s latest film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is not just a deliriously entertaining nod to the classic spy movies of the past, the movie also tips its hat to the Arthurian Legends that were captured so well in John Boorman’s classic “Excalibur” (1981) now playing at the New York Film Forum alongside his other films. In this episode we leap to the defense of Matthew Vaughn’s latest movie which is under attack by humorless critics with a blatant agenda while also singing the praises of “Excalibur”, the best adult fantasy movie ever made.



The Secret Service

“The Secret Service” #6 (2013)

First issue of source material for Vaughn's film, "The Secret Service" #1 (2012)

First issue of source material for Vaughn’s film,
“The Secret Service” #1 (2012)

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