A violent spy spoof that's lacking a soul

February 12, 2015 8:25 PM

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A violent spy spoof that's lacking a soul

It might be all the rage to make ironic homages to classic films. But try pulling off a satire of movies that already were spoofs.

As the violent action comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service shows, the result isn't always pretty. A subpar spoof on '60s spy films clothed in dazzling, if not migraine-inducing, visuals, Kingsman is a cross between a James Bond film and a Marvel superhero comic, with a nod to Dr. No, Our Man Flint, T...

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