Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service is an ode to spy films, but with a fun and sometimes subversive bent. In it, young Londoner Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton) is recruited by Harry Hart (Colin Firth), a member of a super-secret intelligence agency. Together they try to foil the plans of Internet billionaire Richmond Valentine who is intent on some major world disruption. Helping to bring Vaughn’s vision to the screen were several visual effects vendors wrangled by visual effects producer Stephen Elson, and supervisors Steve Begg, Paul Docherty, John Bruno and Kevin Tod Haug.
In this article, fxguide explores just four VFX moments from the film – the incredible exploding heads, Gazelle’s deadly bladed prosthetic legs, the lengthy church brawl and the skydiving sequence.