This movie is a lot of fun, however it does drag in the middle. The movie lost me a bit when they went to The Statesmen HQ and found Harry. The subplot about getting Harry to be his old self slowed the movie down and it didn't pick up again till Italy. For as much as I like Firth in the role, I think its possible the movie could have been just as good, maybe even better, if Roxy played that role. It would have at least removed the scenes that I thought slowed the movie down.
Moore was fun in this movie. I enjoyed her chipper demeanor as she did horrible things. Her plan did have a sense of logic to it; the drug war has failed, so why not admit you loss and make a ton of tax revenue.
The action scenes in this are outstanding. Whiskey single taking out all the henchman in Italy was great. Framing part of it in the background while Harry and Eggsy argue in the foreground was clever. The opening car chase was wild. Scoring the fight inside the cab to Lets Go Crazy was a nice touch. While I do think its possible the movie could have been better if Roxy had played the role that Harry did, seeing Harry and Eggsy team up during the climax was a blast.
I did like that Whiskey's heel turn had a legit reason. Its easy to see how from his point of view that he was doing the right thing.
Elton John's cameo never failed to crack me up. "Fuck you Poppy!"
I thought the eyes on Poppy's robot dogs looking like a Cylon's was a nice touch.
Like I said its not as good as the first and its a bit of a bore, but its still a lot of fun.