Here’s the Painful Meaning Behind Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Super secret spies the Kingsman are up against a new foe The Golden Circle, and the most recent TV commercial reveals the painful bonding technique that gives them their name. According to the spot, the evil members of The Golden Circle all have three things in common. Their fingertips are burned off, their teeth are filed down and they have a circular tattoo made of 24 karat gold. Ouch. There are better ways to sport that bling, guys.

The idea of the body modifications is apparently to keep the members anonymous. We’re not exactly sure yet what the bad guys marked with molten metal are after, but they’re coming with full force as the trailers reveal they completely annihilate the Kingsman headquarters. Whatever their game, it appears to be lucrative as they can afford a big chunk of treasure for each of their members. Julianne Moore plays Poppy, the sinister mastermind of the group who has her own empire briefly shown in the clip beneath a carnival colored sign that reads Poppy Land. Luckily the Kingsman won’t have to save the world on their own this round. After being attacked by The Golden Circle, they ally with similar spy organization Statesman to battle the bad guys.

Not everything, however, is changing. The sequel still sports the really cool spy gadgets like ammo umbrellas and highly stylized super stunts. Fans of the original will be glad to see their favorite spies return too. Colin Firth is back as experienced Kingsman Harry Hart and newcomer in the original, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) takes on his 2nd mission after he joined the group in their fight against Valentine (Samuel L Jackson) in The Secret Service. 

Kingsman: The Golden Circle premieres September 22.

Featured image: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, and Pedro Pascal star in Twentieth Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Photo Credit: Giles Keyte – TM & © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox ​


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