The 602 Club 18: Mr. Darcy Kicks Ass / by Matthew Rushing


Running Time: 1 hour 31 minutes 51 seconds
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In 1962 Dr. No hit the big screen and James Bond became the gold standard for spy movies. Throughout the years many films have parodied or paid homage to the spy genre Austin Powers, In Like Flint, Never Say Never Again are just a few examples. Spy movies have continued to be some of the most successful film franchises with The Bourne series as well as Bond still going strong and upcoming sequels are currently the works.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Norman Lao to talk about the latest spy movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service based loosely on Mark Miller’c comic, The Secret Service. We discuss Matthew Vaughn choosing to direct Kingsman over Days of Future Past, being back in the spy game, the idea of a sequel, the themes of the film, the cast, whether seriousness ruins spy movies, plus a few things that just didn’t work.


Kinsman (00:01:55)
Good Directing Call? (00:02:24)
The Spy Game (00:06:09)
Might Not Want a Sequel (00:11:20)
Manners Taketh Man (00:16:00)
More Sequel Talk (00:29:10)
The Cast (00:32:31)
Why So Serious? (00:55:59)
Things That Didn’t Work (01:06:48)
Ratings (01:17:40)
Closing (01:21:54)


Matthew Rushing


Norman Lao


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)