'The King's Man' seeks to expand the spy franchise, but this prequel just might end it

“The King’s Man” is a prequel to the “Kingsman” movies, but its closest spiritual kin would be “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” another film based on a graphic novel that brought the superhero/spy genre into an earlier era and mostly flubbed the migration process. Fun in places, this World War I era story was designed to expand the franchise but appears just as likely to end it.

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