Both films have a lot of action just sayin'

By Kate Hogan
February 13, 2015 07:45 PM
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Yes, we’ve talked a lot about Fifty Shades of Grey this week, yes, it’s probably going to have a huge opening weekend, and yes, it’s likely to sell out at certain theaters around the country. So if you forgot to Fandango and find you can’t get your Christian Grey fix tonight, what do you do?

See Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Hear us out. Though Kingsman is a decidedly dude-heavy thriller to Fifty Shades‘ seductive lady bait, the movies actually have much more in common than you might think. Below, four reasons we believe you’d be just fine swapping one for the other:

Colin Firth and Jamie Dornan
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We’ve said pretty much all there is to say about Fifty Shades‘ incredibly sexy leading man Jamie Dornan, but for those of you who’ve been walking around with blindfolds, er, blinders on, Kingsman stars silver fox Colin Firth. On top of that, the dashing Brit plays a secret agent, making his life pretty much as dangerous as Christian Grey’s – just in a different way.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Okay sure, the gear in the Red Room is a bit different than the sneaky spy stuff used by Firth’s Harry Hart and his team, but both films promise to showcase unconventional uses for everyday items (rope for, you know, vs. hand grenades disguised as lighters).

Taron Egerton and Dakota Johnson
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Christian Grey brings Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) from her mundane life into a more, ahem, exciting world, while Firth’s Harry Hart works to turn Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (handsome Welsh actor Taron Egerton) from kind of punky kid to kind of awesome secret agent.

Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey

Ba-dum ching! Fine, so if you’re looking for action of the more adult variety then yes, only Fifty Shades will fulfill that desire. But no one’s going to leave Kingsman saying it was a snooze.

Fifty Shades of Grey (R) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) both hit theaters Friday, Feb. 13.

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