In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions.


The King’s Man.

The King's Man | December 22, 2021 (United States) Summary:
Countries: United Kingdom, United StatesLanguages: English, Latin, German, French, Russian

‘SPOILER ALERT’

Africa, 1902 Orlando is The Duke of Oxford, travels with his wife Emily, and son Conrad and their bodyguard Shola to a camp where he meets with General Kitchener and his assistant Morton

Just as he and Kitchener begin to discuss their business  a sniper begins firing at the soldiers at the camp

 

Emily runs to protect her son, but is shot in the abdomen before Shola finds the assassin and kills him

 

Orlando stays by Emily’s side as she dies

 

she tells him to protect Conrad and Orlando promised her

 

Conrad runs to his mother and Orlando hugs him

Twelve years later, Orlando and Conrad arrive back at their estate he speaks to the nanny, Polly Watkins, while Conrad trains in combat with Shola

 

Later, Orlando takes Conrad to the Kingsman tailor shop, where the former occasionally conducts business

 

Elsewhere, at a secret location the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin arrives to join several other nefarious tyrants, including Gavrilo Princip Erik Jan Hanussen Mata Hari and Alfred DuPont

 

They are met by their leader a hidden Scottish villain called The Shepherd

 

He assigns the members of his group different rings with animal icons

 

When Rasputin complains about getting a tortoise and wanting to switch with Princip, The Shepherd demonstrates his cruelty by killing one of his beloved goats and He then sends Princip out for his first task

 

Conrad joins his father as they ride through a parade with Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife Sophie

 

Princip makes his assassination attempt, by hurling a bomb at the Archduke’s escort car, but Conrad deflects the bomb with an umbrella hitting the car behind them and They attempt to drive to safety

 

Princip is sitting near a café preparing to commit suicide with a cyanide pill hidden in the ring for his failure

 

but he sees the Archduke’s car driving toward a dead end

 

Princip seizes the opportunity, and shoots both Ferdinand and Sophie killing them before he is arrested

 

In the aftermath, Orlando worries as he knows European powers will come into conflict

 

He tells Conrad about three cousins King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II who are now the respective rulers of England  Germany and Russia

 

The three have always been in conflict, but Orlando’s allegiance lies with King George

 

Hanussen acts as an advisor to Wilhelm, while Rasputin is close to Nicholas and his family

 

World War I soon breaks out and devastates Europe  for over two years

 

The Shepherd celebrates his organization’s victory

 

but he plans to have Russia pull out of the war leaving Germany to direct its forces toward England

 

since The Shepherd holds a grudge against England for oppressing Scotland

 

Rasputin manipulates Nicholas and his wife by slipping their son Alexei a candy laced with poison

 

then using his so-called holy powers to heal the boy thereby convincing Nicholas to keep Russia out of the war

 

Orlando and Kitchener disagree on their stances regarding the war with Conrad wanting to join the fight but Orlando refusing to let him endanger himself

 

Later on his ship

 

Kitchener expresses sorrow for the countless lives lost, while a nearby submarine launches a missile that destroys Kitchener’s ship killing everyone on board

 

Orlando later receives a letter that Kitchener wrote before his death in which he expressed regret for their last encounter

 

he then brings Conrad to meet with Polly and Shola in their secret headquarters where they plan to take matters into their own hands

 

He tells them, that he visited Princip in his prison cell, and stopped two guards from hanging him, by fighting them off and then getting information out of him

 

He knows of the villains’ organization and they plan to target Rasputin and kill him, before his influence makes matters worse

 

Orlando also explains to Conrad that he is a pacifist because although he was a skilled killer

 

he felt that killing took away too much of his soul

 

The team travels to Russia with the plan being, that they get Conrad to play into Rasputin’s fondness for young men

 

before tricking him into eating a poisoned Bakewell Tart due to the Mad Monk’s love for sweet cakes

 

Orlando and Conrad infiltrate a dinner held by Rasputin, but he finds Conrad boring and directs his interest toward Orlando

 

He brings Orlando into his chambers and claims he can heal Orlando’s injured leg

 

Rasputin performs a bizarre ritual where he licks the wound on Orlando’s leg, before stuffing his face with half of the cake

 

However, Rasputin vomits the cake out

 

He guides Orlando outside to the frozen lake to dip his leg in

 

before revealing he knew that the cake was laced with cyanide

 

and because he takes poison every morning to develop an immunity to it

 

He attempts to drown Orlando before Conrad and Shola intervene

 

The two battle Rasputin, before Orlando comes to

 

Conrad fires a bullet that knocks Rasputin’s blade out of his hand, before he can kill Shola but Rasputin goes to kill Conrad

 

Orlando stabs Rasputin in the chest and drags him to the lake to drown him

 

Rasputin rises for one more kill attempt, but Polly shoots him in the head and kills him

 

The team returns home on the train and celebrates Conrad’s birthday

 

While he wants to continue the fight and head into battle, Orlando refuses to let his son get into it

 

later, Polly intercepts a message from Wilhelm’s secretary to Mexico as they are trying to get Germany to join forces with them to attack the United States

 

President Woodrow Wilson is contacted and informed of this

 

but he dismisses it until he has concrete evidence and he refuses to get involved with the war

 

Meanwhile, Conrad switches places with a soldier Archie Reid and takes his place on the frontlines

 

he joins other British and Scottish soldiers against the German army

 

An informant for the British army runs toward them, but is incapacitated by a bomb

 

The General informs the soldiers, that they must recover the informant’s body from the battlefield at night, and recover what he was carrying

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Later that night, Conrad joins five other men, as they make a quiet confrontation with the Germans

 

They stab each other nearly being killed by a large German with a hammer

 

but a British soldier shoots the large German leading to both sides opening fire on one another, and dropping explosives

 

Conrad runs to safety and encounters the informant, who just got his leg blown off

 

he breaks down in tears as he has now killed people and did not even get to say goodbye to his father and the informant comforts him

 

In the morning, Conrad carries the informant across the battlefield

 

The Germans spot them and begin to fire at them but the British army returns fire

 

Conrad and the informant are blown into the barracks by an explosive, with the informant being killed

 

he delivers the item that the informant was carrying, but when he tells the General that he is Archie

 

a soldier claiming to be friends with Archie

 

called Conrad out on being a liar and accuses him of being a German spy, so he shoots Conrad in the head and kills him

 

Orlando is informed of his son’s death

 

A funeral is held, with Shola and Polly attending, and mourning Conrad

 

Orlando falls into a deep depression and begins drinking avoiding help from Polly

 

However, after speaking to King George, Orlando decides to join Polly and Shola in completing the task to honor Conrad’s memory

 

It turns out the item Conrad recovered from the informant, was written proof of the telegram sent by Wilhelm’s secretary

 

Hanussen and Hari arrive to find, The Shepherd dueling with another member before learning that Wilson received the telegram

 

The Shepherd kills the other member, and sends Hari to the United States to get Wilson under their thumb

 

Meanwhile, Nicholas steps down from the throne

 

Orlando travels to the United States as well, where he finds that Hari already got to Wilson and has met with the Ambassador

 

he knows she is a villain and Hari attempts to attack him, but Orlando subdues her and strangles her with her scarf

 

He then meets with the Ambassador and learns that Hari seduced Wilson and had it recorded

 

with the video being used as blackmail to keep the U.S. out of the war

 

Orlando, Polly and Shola scope out the villains’ hideout before making their plans to attack

 

Polly keeps watching with her rifle, while Shola goes to his own post and Orlando plans to drop in on a plane with his parachute

 

The plane controls get stuck and the plane begins to hurdle toward the ground

 

Orlando manages to deploy his parachute, but he gets stuck midway at the bottom of a cliff

 

He manages to climb up using knives and almost gets knocked over by The Shepherd’s goat but Orlando grabs onto the goat’s horn and pulls himself up

 

then pets the goat to show, that he means no harm

 

The Shepherd sends DuPont to tr and blackmail Wilson in the hopes that he will step down

 

and the next president will be in their pocket

 

DuPont gets stuck on the elevator, going down when the British henchman stops the lift to fight Orlando, who has made his way into the barn

 

Orlando fights the brute, while Polly fires at the other henchmen

 

Shola kills some men and hops onto the counterweight

 

cutting the rope to pull himself up, and sending DuPont falling to his death

 

Shola rises and decapitates the brute before saving Orlando

 

They then make their way to confront The Shepherd

 

Orlando gets him to step out and it is revealed, that The Shepherd was Morton the whole time

 

He was working against Kitchener the whole time and had fired the missile that killed him

 

Orlando and Morton duel with Shola taking a non-fatally bullet for Orlando

 

The two then fight by the edge of the cliff with Morton nearly killing Orlando

 

until the goat, who had earlier got one of its horns cut off by Morton impales Morton’s leg with its horn

 

Orlando rises and holds Morton over the edge

 

with the villain believing, that Orlando doesn’t have the nerve to drop him

 

only to be proven wrong moments later, and Morton is sent plummeting onto a pile of rocks

 

Orlando has the video of Hari, seducing Wilson sent to the President so he can burn it and finally step into the war and WWI later ends

 

He speaks to King George, who informs him of the fates of his cousins

 

Wilhelm abdicates his position, but Nicholas and his whole family were murdered

 

Orlando then gathers with Shola, Polly, King George, Archie and the Ambassador at the tailor shop

 

which he just purchased to set up as an undercover organization

 

Continuing to honor Conrad’s memory

 

Orlando gives the team codenames based on the Knights of the Round Table

 

which is something Conrad thought of as a kid

 

Orlando will be Arthur, Polly will be Galahad

 

Archie is Lancelot the Ambassador is Bedevere George is Percival, and Shola is Merlin Thus the Kingsman agency is born

The King’s Man.

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