Let’s start with the ending. You thought the Church scene was over the top violence? Well there was nothing on the superbly ridiculous exploding head scene. As Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) attempt to stop Valentine from killing half the world’s population in a bloody massacre, they formulate the crazy plan to activate the chips in the heads of Valentine’s soldiers and all the people that have followed his evil scheme.
Accompanied by Elgar’s ‘Pomp & Circumstance’, what follows is a beautiful and barbaric choreographed sequence as heads explode in plumes of colourful explosion, swirling circles and firework explosions. There’s even the delightful moment that suggests the then-President Obama and his closest advisors are killed in their bunker. It’s so ludicrous you can’t quite believe what you are watching but it’s also a magnificent symphony of colour, music and that sums up the film so well.