"Eggsy" (Taron Egerton), a rough-around-the-edges young man with a military lineage, is recruited by the dapper and deadly Harry Hart (Colin Firth) to compete for a place in an independent spy agency. Then add a super villain, played by Samuel L Jackson who refreshingly did not have Nazi or religious associations, and his bladed-limbed female sidekick (Sofia Boutella), who have a plan to induce mass homicide in order to save the planet.
The film, directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), has all the great aspects of the old James Bond's – the gadgets, the colourful villain with a far-fetched master plan, and the unrealistic but talented henchman (or henchwoman in this case). But unfortunately it also retained the propensity for marginalising and objectifying female characters. It would not have been mention-worthy if it had not been for the final scene, which contained a very lewd joke, which seemed out of place with the rest of the movie.