You might remember Matthew Vaughn the promising director that bought us X-Men: First Class (2011), Kick Ass (2010) and Layer Cake (2004). If you haven’t seen Layer Cake stop reading this article and hit up one of those old school video stores to see Daniel Craig before he became Bond. Did I mention Sienna Miller is also in it?

Vaughn’s latest film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, is loosely based on the well known comic, written by Mark Millar, Kingsman: The Secret Service scheduled for an Australian release in early February next year. The film has begun screening for critics and fans across the pond and the buzz is starting to heat up on this promising title and potential franchise, but as Vaughn brings his signature to this promising title has he just remade 2010’s  Kick Ass, with bigger action and bigger stars?

The film stars none other than Colin Firth as a gritty spy, cut from the same piece of lumber that bought us Bond, who recruits a troubled, but promising young man (Taron Egerton) to join an elite group of super-spies. The film stars some big names, with  Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, and Mark Hamill joining the action.

In 2010 a lot of people underestimated Vaughn, heading into 2015 he has proven his ability to create balanced, entertaining film with decent storytelling.

It’s a story we have all seen before, but wouldn’t mind watching again.

Watch the trailer 2 below: Kingsman: The Secret Service

If the trailer’s got your attention and you can’t wait to get your fix in February, watch these films in the meantime: Kick Ass (2010), Layer Cake (2004), La Femme Nikita (1990), Men in Black (1997).

Kingsman: The Secret Service : In Cinemas 05 February 2015