First reactions are in for 'bats***t crazy' Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Nov 17, 2014, 9:03 AM EST (Updated)

Kingsman: The Secret Service had a special screening for fans and critics in the U.K, and the initial reactions are encouraging.

Matthew Vaughn's spy thriller, based on the comic-book series written by Mark Millar, stars Colin Firth as a secret agent who recruits the wayward son of an old friend into the world of espionage. A trailer that debuted in September promised a wild, hyper-violent, over-the-top action/adventure romp, and apparently that's exactly what Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) has delivered. Here are some reactions from Twitter (via Slashfilm):

Kingsman is one of those movies that has had its U.S. release date bounced around several times before finally settling on Feb. 13, 2015, which usually indicates that the studio (in this case 20th Century Fox) is not confident in its prospects. But it looks like they've changed their minds on that, because Mark Millar has announced a New York screening as well:

If you're in the New York area, here's your chance to see Kingsman, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson as the villain, Michael Caine, Mark Strong and, in a brief but memorable role, Mark Hamill. And if you're not in NYC, are you looking forward to seeing this in February?

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